Check out the hottest news items for Nov. 17, including the expected job cuts at Verizon, Apple cozying up to China's UnionPay, the growth on the horizon for 802.15.4 wireless devices, new readable tech from Fujitsu and a plan for iBeacons from Hudson's Bay.
Fueled by the desire of an aging population to remain in their homes, the personal emergency response system market is forecast by Frost & Sullivan to experience strong growth, reaching close to $1.5 billion by 2017, up from $1 billion in 2013.
Few enterprises are ready for the influx of wearables and other connected devices, according to a survey of 1,646 business and IT professionals by nonprofit IT association ISACA.
Manufacturing, utilities and transportation will be the top three verticals using Internet of Things devices in 2015, with 736 million connected devices in use next year, forecasts Gartner.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Nov. 10, including Uber funding, a deal between Coupons.com and Samsung, Australia's commercial vehicle telematics market to grow 25 percent annually, carrier Wi-Fi to reach $8 billion in revenue by 2019 and 17 percent of marketers have fully integrated mobile into their strategies.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Friday, Nov. 7, including IDC's $3 trillion prediction for IoT and where the U.S. falls behind in household Wi-Fi penetration.
Satellite communications providers are increasingly turning to machine-to-machine communication as a way to monetize their billion-dollar assets in the sky. The latest example of this trend is ORBCOMM's $130 million acquisition of SkyWave Global Communications, the largest M2M service provider on the Inmarsat L-band satellite network.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 6, including Microsoft revamping its Office apps for iOS, game developers at odds over copyrights, the boost IoT is giving semiconductor, how Africa has moved to mostly mobile and Bluetooth vs. WAN in wearables.
Brick-and-mortar retailer Lowe's Home Improvement may have more influence on the Internet of Things than you think, according to a Forbes contributor.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Nov. 3, including Microsoft getting caught off guard by strong demand for Xim mobile photo-sharing app, BlackBerry adding time messages to its BBM messaging service, GSMA, WHO team to develop Ebola Mobile Response Blueprint, Korean mobile devices exports dip 16.3 percent in October and IoT market to reach $757B this year, says Visiongain.