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On 20th December 2011, Linear Technology Corporation, a leader in high performance analog integrated circuits, announced the acquisition of Dust Networks, Inc., a leading provider of low power wireless sensor network (WSN) technology. With the growing importance of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications to enable remote data acquisition, low power wireless sensing is an emerging solution ...

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Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced that it has acquired SensorLogic, a machine-to-machine (M2M) cloud-based platform vendor. Commenting on the transaction, Oliver Piou, Gemalto Chief Executive Officer noted: “With M2M, we continue to replicate our successful business model. Starting from advanced software embedded in a device, we add remote management and then ...

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In response to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) mandate on a Home Area Network (HAN) Implementation Plan, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), a major Californian utility, has submitted its implementation plan in early December 2011 for review. The pilot deployment of 500 customers will use software from Silver Spring Networks (SSN) and home energy dashboards ...

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It’s been another good year for Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, iControl Networks, which has continued to add to an already an impressive list of home automation deployment partners. This unusually extensive blog post follows on from my soon-to-be published Insight reviewing the major developments in the market for home automation as a ...

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​We recently published an Insighton the introduction of new technology from Broadcom that allows 100 Mbps communication in a vehicle over an unshielded twisted-pair cable. While the cost savings and improved design flexibility make this a worthwhile technology, the real benefit is the opportunity to overhaul the complete electronic architecture.

As electric vehicles come ...

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In a press release GM announced details about what new telematics technologies will be showcased and discussed by OnStar and Cadillac at CES 2012:

Cadillac CUE information and entertainment system including research methods behind the creation of CUE
OnStar 4G LTE cloud technology - cooperation with Verizon Wireless on content streaming including rear seat infotainment ...

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AT&T announced yesterday that they have dropped their bid to acquire T-Mobile USA and will take a $4 billion write down due to the breakdown of this deal. The US government has been against the deal from the very beginning citing competitive threats and over-consolidation of the US market if the deal had gone through ...

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According to MocoNews: “By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google (NSDQ: GOOG) TV embedded in it,” Schmidt said on stage at the Le Web conference."

Connected TV’s will represent around 35-40% of total TV shipments, by mid-2012. They tend to be offered ...

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So it is being reported this week that Verizon Wireless is blocking Google Wallet​ from being pre-installed on Nexus smartphones on its network, and also from being downloaded by its subscribers from the Android Market.

All I can really say is, "Why is anyone surprised by this?" Verizon is investing heavily in its own ...

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​Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has offloaded its WiMAX business unit to little known NewNet Communications. NSN had acquired the WiMAX unit from Motorola earlier in July 2010, but the deal was only finalized in May 2011 after it ran into a number of hurdles. As a part of its recent restructuring effort NSN has been ...

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