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Internet Of Things Is The Next Big Thing In Israeli Tech -- Here's Why

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) industry has been one of the biggest trends in tech in recent years and especially during 2015, where new innovation is disrupting traditional industries across the board. The growing adoption by consumers, enterprises and governments is helping create …

7 startup podcasts you can't afford to miss

Tech startups and podcasts have something in common: business is flourishing. Last year, <i>New York Magazine</i> dubbed this the Great Podcast Renaissance …

The angel trap

Getting Into An Accelerator Is More Than Just Luck

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Stuart Logan is CEO and founder of UK start-up Clowdy, a platform connecting the creative industries. He and his company participated in Seedcamp Week in February 2015 and are now part of Seedcamp.</i><p>Everyone is familiar with Y Combinator and TechStars, but not as many people know about …

Startups

How the internet of things will power the Intelligence Age

We’re currently shifting from the Information Age to the Intelligence Age. The Intelligence Age will be characterized by autonomous communication …

Fightback against internet giants’ stranglehold on personal data starts here

With the Databox concept, scientists at British universities have begun an attempt to win back control of information about us<p>Whenever regulators gather to discuss market failures, the cliche “level playing field” eventually surfaces. When regulators finally get around to thinking about what …

NewsFactor

Thanks for stopping by.<p>For the past 20 years, NewsFactor Network and CIO Today have been providing daily news coverage for the technology …

Meeting The Challenges In Mobile Health Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> S<i>umit Mehra is CTO of Y Media Labs.</i><p>Preventing disease is the Holy Grail of modern medicine. Many diseases plaguing society today are chronic and brought on by lifestyle choices; others have their roots in genetic or environmental factors. Either way, the ability of the healthcare …

The Internet Of Things Is Not A Shiny New Toy

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Marc Canter</i> <i>is CEO of Interface, a company focused on creating a new set of authoring tools for easily building personalized apps and experiences for the Internet of Things.</i><p>The Internet of Things is the latest, greatest new buzzword du jour and every major technology company, …

The Problem With The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dan Conlon is CEO and co-founder of</i> <i>Cocoon</i><i>, a smart home security device currently crowdfunding</i> <i>on Indiegogo.</i><p>Lightbulbs, washing machines, thermostats, fridges and locks. If you believe the Internet Of Things salespeople, over the next 10 years, everything in your home is set to become …

Internet Of Things: How Will It Work?

Thanks to The Internet of Things (IOT), millions of “hyper-connected” smart homes, smart cities, smart refrigerators, and smart cars are coming down the pike, with the promise of helping people and businesses run simple while creating an estimated $65 trillion in global trade. A never before seen …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Report: Apple to Announce Smart Home Platform Next Monday

As my fellow blogger Todd Bernhard discussed in this post, there was a report out Monday from <i>The Financial Times</i> saying that Apple will be announcing a new Smart Home platform during next Monday's keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple has been working on an integrated home …

Privacy in the Internet of Things Era

<i>Wojtek Borowicz, community evangelist at Estimote, freelance writer and a strong believer in the Internet of Things.</i><p>We’ve already entered the Internet of Things: a world where everything is connected, with billions of devices storing and exchanging data about each other and about their users – i.e. …

Fundraising Acceleration Is The New VC Investment Thesis

There was a quite a jolt on Friday from the news that Slack, a company whose eponymous enterprise communications platform was first publicly launched this year, raised $120 million in new venture funding from KPCB and Google Ventures.<p>Even more eye-popping was the valuation: $1.12 billion. Although …

Meditation Tips for the Easily Distracted

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Odds are good that you’re one of the 90.6 percent of Americans that have not meditated in the past 12 months. …

Everything You Need To Know About The Internet Of Things

A few months ago I wrote a post called, A Simple Explanation Of The Internet Of Things where I tried to provide some clarity around what this new connected world means for all of us. In the article I mentioned some of the driving forces behind this.<p>“Broadband Internet is become more widely …

The 9 Marketing Disciplines of Great SaaS Companies • Tomasz Tunguz

Bill Macaitis, the former CMO of Zendesk, articulates how a SaaS marketing team should operate better than anybody else I’ve met. At a recent Point9 …

This Technology Could Change the Way Deaf People Live

Ryan Hait-Campbell says his San Francisco company’s invention is really about jobs. Deaf people like himself, explains the MotionSavvy CEO, are too …

Meet a water heater with Wi-Fi and a little bit of AI

As much fun as it is to connect my lights, there are plenty of less sexy appliances and items that could probably benefit more from a bit of …

MilkzUpBottle Is Yo For When You’re Out Of Milk

I’m not great at being an adult. If I’m lucky enough to have milk in the fridge for my cereal, it’s normally gone bad.<p>Luckily, a hack at yesterday’s Disrupt EU Hackathon can tell you everything you need to know about your milk situation. It’s called MilkzupBottle and it’s a combination of a plastic …

Bluesmart wants to crowdfund the 'world's first' connected luggage

Losing your luggage is no fun, but while companies like Trakdot have been selling trackers for some time, a startup is taking to Indiegogo to create what it calls the "world's first smart, connected carry-on." Bluesmart is a small suitcase with a host of features that its makers believe frequent …

Osmo Raises $12 Million For Its Hardware-Based iPad Game For Kids

Osmo, the iPad-powered gaming device built by former Googlers (and dads) as a way to turn tablets into more “hands-on” toys, has raised $12 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Accel Partners’ Rich Wong, and includes investment from Upfront Ventures and …

How the crowd, not medical professionals, will lead the health-tech revolution

Technology has improved our ability to control many aspects of our lives — although, it’s done so more rapidly in some areas than others. So we can stream music and films where and when we choose and do our banking at 3 in the morning if we wish. Yet, when it comes to health care, medical …

Recycle Your iPhone Into A Home Security System

To Kallidil Kalidasan, the CEO and cofounder of MindHelix, that set of features sounded awfully familiar.<p>“From an engineer’s point of view, these …

Nest CEO Tony Fadell On Why Jetsons-esque Connected Homes “Just Don’t Work”

Fadell on the future of smart homes, Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of his company, and why the Nest Protect has “a motherly voice.”<p>Kicking off Fast Company’s Innovation By Design 2014 Conference, Fast Company Executive Editor Noah Robischon hosted an intimate chat with Nest CEO Tony Fadell. The …

SureMote Turns Your Android Phone Into A Remote For Any Wi-Fi Connected Device At Home

I don’t think I’ve used a remote control in a year. Perhaps several years. They’re cheap. They get lost easily and sometimes you end up with ten of them.<p>But an Israeli company called Tekoia is trying to consolidate those devices through an app called SureMote that links to Wifi-connected home …

Some pros and cons of Google’s plan to give every “thing” a URL

Always be scanning. That’s the future of the smartphone in Google’s new program designed to bring interoperability to the internet of things. The …