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The Corporate Innovator - Samsung

How Samsung does innovation systematically and systemically, repeatably and reliably.
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How Samsung does innovation systematically, systemically, repeatably and reliably

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The year in reviews: a look back at the worst gadgets of 2014

The year in reviews: a look back at the worst gadgets of 2014 | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it

“We've reviewed a lot of great products this year, and we can only hope that our observations helped you pick the device that best suits your needs. However, not every gadget we look at is going to be a winner.”


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PlayStation game-streaming service comes to Samsung smart TVs in 2015

PlayStation game-streaming service comes to Samsung smart TVs in 2015 | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Sony isn't afraid to partner with competitors if it means getting PlayStation Now in more homes, apparently. The outfit just announced that it's teaming
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Complementary to one another, Sony and Samsung integrating PS Now into next season's Samsung TV's, all you'll need is a Sony DualShock 4 Gamepad 

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NuBryte Smart Home control system raises questions about what a smart home ... - Treehugger

NuBryte Smart Home control system raises questions about what a smart home ... - Treehugger | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
There's lots to like, but are these kinds of things going to actually save any energy?

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But let's talk comfort, safety and convenience, and not energy; the savings just aren't there when it comes to lighting.

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Sony, Security and the End of Privacy

Sony, Security and the End of Privacy | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Conversations aren’t confidential. Spontaneity is ill-advised. This is bigger than Sony. We’re all exposed and diminished.
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Great op-ed on the end of privacy.  So you'd better stifle the snarky/ mean spirited, or you eventually get the lesson of "better safe than Sony'd"

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"Project Goliath" backlash - Sued by Google, a State Attorney General Retreats

"Project Goliath" backlash - Sued by Google, a State Attorney General Retreats | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
The search giant accused the official, Jim Hood, of violating federal law in his efforts to get it to remove links to some content.
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Even more details unfold on the MPAA driven "Project Goliath" targeting Google, where potential undue / inappropriate influence to set multiple State Attorney Generals have been pressured to go after the search engine company.  The MPAA, and state Attorney Generals across the just got a black eye in the PR caboose over this one. 

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Google accuses Hollywood of secret censorship campaign

Google accuses Hollywood of secret censorship campaign | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Google has accused the movie industry’s trade body of mounting a secret campaign to censor the internet, in a revival of the tensions that flared up between Silicon Valley and Hollywood over a proposed US anti-piracy law three years ago. It also
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More on the "Goliath" project that Sony calls Google, the effort being driven by the MPAA in its anti-piracy efforts.  

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The Internet Of Things' Best-Kept Secret

The Internet Of Things' Best-Kept Secret | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
PTC may well be the Internet of Things’ best-kept secret. In the last five years, PTC has been going through a transformation, not unlike the products it helps its customers create, operate, and service.
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PTC CEO Hepplemann chiming in - " Products are created today very differently than in the past, with the help of “a whole new technology stack, Today, part of the product is hardware and part of it is software and part of the software is in the product and part of it is in the cloud and the cloud has a whole new computing architecture. You need a data center before you can sell the first widget now.” - From what we've seen and begun development on we would have to agree that Hepplemann is not far off the mark.

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“Secret Santa” deputies spread Christmas spirit

“Secret Santa” deputies spread Christmas spirit | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
A Missouri sheriff's department has been out pulling over motorists this month in a sting operation the likes of which this country has never seen. Steve Hartman has the story of how not every traffic stop is a bummer.
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Completely off topic of what I typically post, but try not to be emotionally effected by this short video, it's not been a good year for Law Enforcement, this was a bright spot.

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Maybe Apple Really Is Serious About Enterprise IT

Maybe Apple Really Is Serious About Enterprise IT | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Apple and IBM have delivered the first batch of enterprise-class apps for iOS, rolling out 10 apps that cover key industry verticals like banking and finance, travel and transportation, retail, insurance, telco and government. The companies have pledged to deliver more than 100 such apps. The apps are the first proof point in the "unprecedented" partnership.
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How to Understand the Google-Apple Smartphone War

How to Understand the Google-Apple Smartphone War | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
The global smartphone war is a much more complex competition than simple market-share numbers suggest, and both top smartphone platforms face challenges.
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Telus launches IoT Marketplace

Telus launches IoT Marketplace | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Telus announced the launch of its IoT Marketplace today, an online platform that will give start-ups and other Internet of Things innovators a launching pad to commercialize their technology and give customers a one-stop-shop for IoT solutions. Among the 78 companies across Canada already signed on are Greater Vancouver’s Mojio, creators of an after-market device…
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CommandWear’s solution, which is designed for public safety and security and is being used by police departments, fire services and other emergency services as well as private security firms, allows organizations to track team members or employees through GPS on wearable devices or smartphones, send text-based messages and alerts and share pictures and videos from the field.

“The old way of doing things was just relying on the radio and that has not worked well at all,”

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Wireless charging for tablets is finally coming next year

Wireless charging for tablets is finally coming next year | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
We’re still waiting for the Rezence standard to bring wireless charging to laptops, but Freescale is taking a big step towards making that a reality.
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Freescale just announced a new wireless product that’s powerful enough to recharge tablets, portable medical devices, and other large gadgets. The 15-watt system, which should hit the market early next year, offers 3X as much electrical power as Freescale’s phone charging solution. It also plays nicely with other standards like the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi technology,

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ITC Will Probe Samsung Complaint of Patent Infringement Against NVIDIA

ITC Will Probe Samsung Complaint of Patent Infringement Against NVIDIA | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
The patent wars are far from over, at least for Samsung, whose case against NVIDIA moves forward in the International Trade Commission.
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Samsung's latest round of patent wars with another company in the latest round of Silicon Wars - Attorneys for Samsung are likely the only real beneficiaries for all of the activity as David Shannon, chief administrative officer at NVIDIA "This is typical legal ping pong,"

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Samsung hopes to secure top spot in IoT revolution

Samsung hopes to secure top spot in IoT revolution | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Ahead of CES 2015, Samsung's CEO talks future business, the Internet of Things and a rapidly changing tech industry.
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Samsung jumping in with both feet

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​Mergers and acquisitions: The biggest wearable tech deals of 2014

​Mergers and acquisitions: The biggest wearable tech deals of 2014 | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
It's been a busy year for wearables. We've seen smartwatches from some of the biggest names in the industry, great strides in virtual reality, hundreds of fitness trackers and steady progress from smartglasses. Behind the scenes, there's been a significant shift in the landscape too - it's been a year of deals, mergers and acquisitions…
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Pew Study Shows Bleak Future for Privacy Rights

Pew Study Shows Bleak Future for Privacy Rights | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
The Pew Research group released a report on Thursday on the future of Internet privacy. The report, which details the responses of thousands of experts, does not paint a very bright future for those of us who value privacy. By C. Mitchell Shaw
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"Privacy will be the new taboo and will not be appreciated or understood by upcoming generations." That is already partially true. When privacy issues are addressed, more and more people — particularly younger people — respond by asking, "So, what?" As we move forward, we are in danger of become a self-surveilling society

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We are loosing the privacy rights...do you know what information about you is being collected by data brokers?

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Intel Releases 'Easy Migration' App To Transfer Contacts, Photos And Files To Chromebooks

Intel Releases 'Easy Migration' App To Transfer Contacts, Photos And Files To Chromebooks | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Since their launch in 2011, Google Chromebooks have gained a reputation for being pretty barebones, packing in little more than the required amount...
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Intel getting into the Use Case for Chromebooks, improving the value and performance of them.  Do more work here and the Chromebook could disrupt some of the functionality that is found on other mobile devices.

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Top 2014 Acquisitions that Advanced the IoT

Top 2014 Acquisitions that Advanced the IoT | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
2014 was the year when the electronics industry decidedly and collectively moved forward to push IoT. For evidence, look no further than the many mergers and acquisitions among IC, system, and software vendors this year.

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Among these prerequisites, “wireless connectivity and software (algorithms)” are the two most sought-after technologies, many M&As in 2014 have been built around those two. Expect more in 2015.  - Daniel Cooley, VP and GM for Silicon Labs' IoT MCU and Wireless Division, also sees “adding more algorithms to MCUs” as a key battleground. The gating factors for IoT aren't sensors, processing power (in terms of MIPS -- millions of instructions per second) or megabytes on MCU, he says. “It's the software algorithms” for sensor fusion. Customers want more sensor algorithms embedded in devices, he believes.

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The Intel of things: How the chip giant plans to own IoT

The Intel of things: How the chip giant plans to own IoT | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Intel is trying to move swiftly to capitalize on its investment in the Internet of Things. Basis Science, the wearable smart watch company that the chip maker brought earlier this year for a reported $100 million, is set to launch a new device, and Intel is looking to leverage all the data devices like it generate in the era of the quantified self.
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The trick will be how to use such data in a “constructive rather than subversive” way, said Della Torre, referring to the Glasshole backlash against Google’s device. Part of that solution will depend on the answer to, “What data are you comfortable with me sharing to customize the experience?"

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“Project Goliath” Could Change the Internet Completely

“Project Goliath” Could Change the Internet Completely | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
It seems Sony, and lawyers from the MPAA, along with other major Hollywood studios such as Universal, FOX, Paramount, Warner Bros., and Disney could be uniting in a campaign to fight online piracy. The information has surfaced from a handful of leaked emails from Sony to the other studios as part of the much bigger Sony Pictures hack. The union is working on something called Project Goliath and if it comes into action, could completely change the Internet, and not for the better.
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“Goliath,” as the group are calling it, is apparently their biggest adversary in the fight against online piracy, and though it’s not known for sure, it seems “Goliath” is the groups code name for Google. In a series of emails sent among the group and the MPAA in January highlight their concerns that in order to stop piracy, they have to take down Google. - The emails sent in January, “lays out a series of legally and technically ambitious new tools, including new measures that would block infringing sites from reaching customers of many major ISPs,” The Verge reported. “If successful, the result would fundamentally alter the open nature of the internet.”

To further add weight to what the studio super group is doing, in the emails MPAA general counsel Steven Fabrizio wrote, “We start from the premise that site blocking is a means to an end.” Suggesting that in order to truly stop file sharing sites being viewed by the public, is to go on the attack to stop file-sharing links appearing in Google search rankings.

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Google wants to advance the Internet of things, offers grants for 'open innovation' research proposals

Google wants to advance the Internet of things, offers grants for 'open innovation' research proposals | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Google is setting up an open innovation and research program to formalize and push forward much of the research, standards, security, systems, and more that will feed into the "Internet of things."
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Kicking off the new “Open Web of Things” program, Google is inviting research proposals from academics interested in embarking on a “cross ­disciplinary expedition intended to address the complex challenges and opportunities before us as we explore the next generation of systems, services and Internet­ connected devices.”

More specifically, Google wants proposals that address things like user interface and application development, privacy and security, and systems and protocols.

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The Internet of Things Is Changing How Your Food Is Grown -- and That's a Good Thing

The Internet of Things Is Changing How Your Food Is Grown -- and That's a Good Thing | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Source: Deere. The agriculture industry, just like any other business, is always looking for ways to maximize yield, minimize risk, and improve.
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Some excellent use cases on how sensors, software, performance analytics in an IoT network to make the business of growing food more efficiently and thus more sustainable.   

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Intel unveils its IoT strategy, prepares to go head-to-head with Qualcomm

Intel unveils its IoT strategy, prepares to go head-to-head with Qualcomm | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
In an opening salvo of what is surely to be a barrage of internet-of-things (IoT) announcements next month at CES, Intel has announced its IoT Platform, focusing on a horizontal approach to building an interoperable ecosystem for the IoT. The platform aims to simplify connectivity and increase security of data to and from from IoT devices, two key areas that need considerable improvement to scale deployment of IoT devices and networks.
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The main competition for Intel in IoT is arguably Qualcomm, which has become a dominant player in mobile chips and is now leveraging that position and its considerable experience and IP in mobile communications technology in the IoT space. The company is ahead of Intel with its platform and ecosystem, announcing it’s AllJoyn open source platform last year and turning it over to the Linux foundation. Qualcomm’s AllSeen alliance already boasts over 70 companies that include Microsoft, Cisco, Panasonic, Sony, and many others

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Intel links up IoT agenda with new platform

Intel links up IoT agenda with new platform | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Doug Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel's Internet of Things group, stated that the business itself is expected to deliver $2 billion in revenue this year.
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Reflecting the fragmented ecosystem of connected devices (including wearables) already on the market, Intel boasted that the development of this platform should provide businesses with a streamlined framework for deploying "limitless solutions."

Davis posited that the technology industry has been "evolving up to this point," but he acknowledged a trio of economic factors have played into the recent IoT explosion. The cost of sensors have dropped 2X over during the last decade, while bandwidth and processing costs have dropped 40X and 60X during the same time frame as well.

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Broadcom's dual-band Wi-Fi audio chip targets Internet of Things

Broadcom's dual-band Wi-Fi audio chip targets Internet of Things | Internet of Things - Company and Research Focus | Scoop.it
Broadcom Corporation has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first dual-band Wi-Fi audio chip into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) portfolio.
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Cost reduction of SoC's will dominate in the IoT.  Broadcom's BCM43907 SoC reduces cost for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) by integrating all needed functionality onto a single device. As the first audio SoC to implement dual-band Wi-Fi, Broadcom's BCM43907 reduces interference and delivers a cleaner overall sound to wireless streaming devices such as portable speakers, 5.1 multi-speaker systems, sound bars and media players. Devices with dual-band Wi-Fi experience fewer interruptions and benefit from a significant network performance boost by operating on two bands

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