Mergers and acquisitions in the Internet of Things sector posted the highest average value per deal in the third quarter of 2015, according to accounting firm EY's latest Global Technology M&A Report.
Imagination Technologies – a well-known U.K.-based IP licensing company – turned to crowdfunding to gain support for its Internet of Things development kit, according to an article at TechCrunch.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel have agreed to collaborate on Internet of Things products for the enterprise.
A series of drone flight tests by the Federal Aviation Administration are scheduled to be start this week in Butner, N.C. The tests – which will be carried out by drone company PrecisionHawk – are designed to look at how drones can operate safely beyond an operator's line of sight and how they will deal with issues like encountering conventional aircraft.
Google leads in technology, testing and software development for autonomous vehicles, judged market research firm IHS in a recent report.
IBM is teaming with India's HCL Technologies to develop hybrid cloud products that enable enterprises to build apps for the Internet of Things and unified service management.
Market research firm Gartner predicts that close to 21 billion Internet of Things devices will be in use by 2020, up from 4.9 billion this year.
Since the emergence of wearable devices and the Internet of Things, BYOD has gotten even more complicated. Surveys conducted by Tech Pro Research, a joint venture between TechRepublic and ZDNet, over the last couple of years have shown confusion and uncertainty among companies about how to incorporate wearables and IoT devices into their BYOD plans.
The "kite turbine" from Dutch astrophysicist Dr. Richard Ruiterkamp may be the drone/turbine hybrid that solves many problems posed by wind farms, the Irish Times said in an article.
While some companies are scrambling to get FAA clearance to use drones to improve their business model, other companies are concerned that drones will be used to spy on them or even cause destruction to facilities. One company that is working to address these concerns is German startup Dedrone, which has developed a civilian drone detection and tracking system called DroneTracker.