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​Sigfox raises $115M to expand Internet of Things network globally

Sigfox has raised $115 million to extend its low-speed but long-range network to the Americas, Asia and parts of Europe where it's not yet available.<p>The French company believes its network will help link thermometers, power monitors, parking meters, vending machines, smoke detectors, location …

5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams

Leaders are accountable to assemble teams and lead them to optimal performance outcomes. An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team. This is what cultivates a …

4 models that can help you unlock real value from the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, loosely defined as the growing number of everyday objects that are now being shipped with sensors and are capable of …

My #InternetofEverything Perspective: Driving Smarter with Technology and UPS

<b>Dave Barnes, CIO of UPS, shares his perspective on the Internet of Everything.</b><p>The Internet of Everything has transformed the operations of UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. For starters, the Internet …

How Big Data is Sparking Social Change | The Network | The Network

Thanks to the ability to quantify and qualify personal data and metadata through the plethora of social networks, apps, and device usage among the masses, large companies are able to target customers and reach audiences on a more granular level than ever before, making big data a significant …

The Quantified Farm: How Fields Yield Big Data

(Photo: The United Soybean Board)<p>U.S. farmers working with a Minnesota company called Farm Intelligence have been harvesting more than corn and …

Ten things you need to know about the Internet of Things

Televisions, cars, washing machines, smartphones, smoke alarms … everything you can think of is getting connected<p>From fridges and thermostats to cars and cities, everything around you is getting connected. But what will it mean for your life?

Why ‘maker’ tech will make every home a factory

Will we one day plug together our gadgets like Lego? It’s one way ‘maker’ culture today could transform our lives tomorrow, says MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito.<p>We’ve been told for some time that the future of manufacturing might be in our homes. But the promised era of 3D printing only scratches the …

Our Data, Ourselves

We’re generating digital information at an exponential rate. It’s coming from more devices that are more connected than ever <i>and</i> getting smarter all the time.<p>In 2013, global mobile data traffic stood at 1.5 exabytes per month – the equivalent of 4,100 text messages each second.By 2018, that will …

Tech5: Here's Europe's Fastest Growing Tech Companies

A month ago we teamed up with global payments technology provider Adyen to launch a new competition in search of Europe’s fastest growing tech startups: The European Tech5. After receiving a ton of submissions and screening more than a hundred companies across seven countries in Europe, the list of …

Refresh Makes You Smarter At Meetings

Do you remember the party scene in “The Devil Wears Prada,” when Emily Blunt’s character is whispering the names of party guests to Meryl Streep’s character, briefing her on who everyone is as she meets them?<p>Refresh, a product that aims to keep you as prepared as possible for your next encounter, …

Gaining Insight from the Big Data Avalanche

In my talk, Gaining Insight from the Big Data Avalanche, I covered big data business opportunities and technology challenges.<p>To level set at the start, I opened with a definition of big data, including the typical velocity, volume, and variety seem to be the three V’s everyone hears when it comes …

SmartThings adds support for TCP Lighting, Ecobee and Quirky outlet

Woohoo! SmartThings has added support for TCP Lighting, Quirky Pivot Power Genius, and my personal favorite, the ecobee thermostat. This will allow …

5 Energy Saving Gadgets That Are Totally Worth It

As consumers look for energy-saving products to help the environment and save money, manufacturers are offering more “green” gadgets than ever before. But not all are worth the money, and some are an outright waste. Here are the top gadgets available that are actually worth the price to help you …

San Jose Students Harness Wind Energy

From world premier sailboat racing to wind surfing to flying kites in the park, young men and women in the Bay Area grow up using wind energy in creative and exciting ways. But since early January, teams of students have been challenged with an even bigger task: “Harnessing the Wind” to move water. …

Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus In A Changing Environment

Like many frequent travelers, I always keep a book on hand for those pesky times when you are forced to unplug. A few weeks ago, this habit allowed me the pleasure of reading <i>What Happened to Goldman Sachs?</i> by Steven Mandis while traveling cross-country, courtesy of United Airlines.<p>In his book, …

This tiny generator can power wearable devices using your body heat

Many wearables have decent enough battery life, but you know what'll make them even better? If we never have to recharge them at all. That's why researchers have been developing small power sources that can generate electricity using body heat, including a team from the Korean Advanced Institute of …

3 Top Technology Trends in the Mighty Middle – How to Keep Your Midsize Business Agile

“The Mighty Middle.” That’s what we call the world’s midmarket companies. According to National Center for Middle Market, if the U.S. middle market were an independent economy, it would be the fifth largest in the world. The middle market produced 2.2 million new jobs between 2007 and 2010.</b> …

Smarten up your garden with these easy-to-install plant sensors

Now that spring is upon us and summer is on the horizon, it’s time to get back outside and whip your garden back into shape. It usually takes a fair …

3 Ways to Build A Winning Big Data R&D Teams

<i>Jim Meyerle is the co-founder of Evolv, a big data company that optimizes workforce performance.</i><p>As a co-founder at a big data analytics software company, where recruiting talented data scientists and engineers often feels like finding a needle in a haystack, I regularly get asked about lessons …

Lights, camera, interaction: Why video data is a crucial part of the enterprise value chain

The Netflix-Comcast truce has demonstrated once more how crucial video has become for today’s internet. YouTube alone streams enough footage each …

How Drones And Driverless Cars Raise Questions For The Future Of City Services

Technology developments will enhance our urban experience, but they also risk leaving more people behind. The city of the future must be a city for everyone.<p>What does the future of the city look like? Will it be full of driverless cars ferrying us about and drones delivering beer and pizza?<p>Probably …

One Powerful Way To Control Your Leadership Reputation

Your leadership reputation is your most valuable asset . A strong reputation makes it easier to earn respect from your peers and to advance your career goals.<p>But what takes years to build can be lost in a moment’s notice. Social media is a perfect example of this; when leaders abuse the privileges …

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

A Wearables Startup Playbook

Few sectors have received as much buzz as the wearables market. From fitness bands and anklet baby monitors, to smartwatches and Google Glass, wearables are fun, cool, and cutting-edge.<p>The rise of mobile broadband, commodity sensors, smartphone-based companion apps, virtualized manufacturing and …

Google's Acquisition Of Drone Maker Titan Is About Imagery And Internet

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, a company originally sought by Facebook as a means to bring internet to remote parts of the globe. Titan Aerospace makes drones which can stay aloft for extended periods of time. The drones which fly well above the altitude where commercial aircraft fly and …

Scared Someone Will Laugh at Your Ideas?

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of</i> <i>Arkenea Technologies</i> <i>and a mobile strategy advisor. He can be contacted via Twitter</i> <i>@rahulvarshneya</i><i>.</i><p>Ever noticed that whenever Facebook implements a new design change on their website, just how many people crib and rant about the change?<p>Most people are habituated …

You Can Buy Google Glass Today! A Few Things To Consider.

Today's the big day. The one day that us "normals," who were not chosen to be Google Glass Explorers during the first round of beta testing, can get our hands on some sweet, sweet high-tech spectacles. We're here to help you make the big decision of whether or not to purchase a pair.<p>Starting at 9 …

12 Gadgets We'd Love to See Re-Engineered

Smartphones? Can’t live without them. 3D printers? Why not. When it comes to bringing the extraordinary into homes and workplaces, ideas are never in short supply.<p>Even still, it’s amazing how many devices we rely on daily that seem like they are stuck in decades past.<p>With that in mind, I asked a …