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Workers on tap

Workers on tap | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
The rise of the on-demand economy poses difficult questions for workers, companies and politicians
IN THE early 20th century Henry Ford combined moving assembly lines with mass labour to make building cars much cheaper and quicker—thus turning the automobile...
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Insightful article on the power of social collaboration in transforming many businesses. 

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Stanford launches research center for wearables | mHealthNews

Stanford launches research center for wearables | mHealthNews | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it

GreStanford launches research center for wearables


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Excellent move from Stanford!

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How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader - InformationWeek

How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader - InformationWeek | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Just how big is big data? What problems does Hadoop solve? This mom explained it in plain English using the example of an online game.
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Light fun reading! :)

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VC takes Sand Hill Rd approach to African tech startups - Digits - WSJ

VC takes Sand Hill Rd approach to African tech startups - Digits - WSJ | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
To create billion dollar tech companies in Africa and bring them to IPO on the NASDAQ, investors must give them the Menlo Park Sandhill Road treatment, which, according to a VC fund raising a $50 million fund for tech in Africa, means telling some entrepreneurs that they’re not good enough.
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Happy to see VC industry getting closer to African tech innovation. Some of the best mobile money transfer schemes have emerged in this continent. 

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Inside Job: A New Chip Tells Farmers When to Water - Modern Farmer

A new type of moisture monitor makes the leap from measuring soil levels to gauging the water levels within a plant itself.
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Game changer to the agriculture industry! Great  to see commercialization of university IP underway!

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GOWEX and Cisco Announce Global Strategic Relationship to Boost Smart Wi-Fi Connectivity Solutions for Cities - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

GOWEX and Cisco Announce Global Strategic Relationship to Boost Smart Wi-Fi Connectivity Solutions for Cities - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
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Yet another move suggesting Wi-Fi could be positioned for larger deployments competing head to head with 3G & LTE.

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Tech giants scramble for lead on 'Internet of Things' - Rappler

Tech giants scramble for lead on 'Internet of Things' - Rappler | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Samsung, Apple, and a host of tech companies are setting their sights on grabbing a piece of the latest moneymaker: the Internet of Things.

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Momenta's curator insight, June 9, 2014 2:19 AM

It's good to see the titans enter the IoT space. Consolidation is sure to follow. How do we preserve the collabortive commons of IoT?

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Toronto cracks the winner's circle in Smart City competition

Toronto cracks the winner's circle in Smart City competition | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Toronto, Canada’s largest city, was named `Intelligent Community of the Year’ last week at the annual Intelligent Community Forum.
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Besides Toronto, 2 other Canadian cities made it to the finals! 

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North Africa: first summit on 'smart cities' kicks off in Morocco - General news - ANSAMed.it

North Africa: first summit on 'smart cities' kicks off in Morocco - General news - ANSAMed.it | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
North Africa: first summit on 'smart cities' kicks off in Morocco, Today-tomorrow international, local participants in Ifrane, Organizers - a young team supported by national and international partners - vie to launch an annual event to gather top foreign experts able to discuss their experience with relevant local actors, General news, Ansa
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Bravo Morocco! Leading the way in developing a North African model of smart city!

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Apple Wants to Unify Smart Home Products, But Not All Companies Are on Board

Apple Wants to Unify Smart Home Products, But Not All Companies Are on Board | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
If you look at the sea of logos in the photo above, it looks like Apple has assembled an impressive group of smart-home device manufacturers for its new HomeKit feature. And it has. For most companies, complying with an Apple standard or somehow being able to attach the Apple name...
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A step to build an IoT App Store / Category: Home Automation

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Smart Grid: The next phase of the smart grid is... streetlights?

Smart Grid: The next phase of the smart grid is... streetlights? | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Smart Grid - Silver Spring Networks isn’t the only smart grid heavyweight to expand its horizons, but it is certainly making serious moves to establish itself as a major figure in the Internet
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Perhaps it's the "first" phase rather than the "next" phase?

Utilities may ignore disruptive technologies such as solar + storage, but most cities are taking action on energy savings through street lights.

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Apple's IoT 'Good Housekeeping' Label: MFi | EE Times

Apple's IoT 'Good Housekeeping' Label: MFi | EE Times | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Expect Apple to beat Google to the punch by unveiling the company's IoT strategy on its home front at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference next week in San Francisco.
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Solving the IoT device configuration issue would be a major contribution from Apple to the IoT world 

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Wearable Technology $50 Billion Investment Frenzy

Wearable Technology $50 Billion Investment Frenzy | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it

Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets. Samsung, General Electric and Google are examples and Apple even has $133 billion available.

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It is a good time to be a small business launching inspired wearable and other electronics for humans. - See more at: http://m2mworldnews.com/2014/06/02/34471-wearable-technology-50-billion-investment-frenzy/#

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Big Data: The Amazing Ways GE Is Using It For Success | LinkedIn

Big Data: The Amazing Ways GE Is Using It For Success | LinkedIn | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
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GE estimates that they could add $10 trillion to $15 trillion to the world’s economy over the next two decades. Believes big data is the key to unlocking such a potential.

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Smart Forecasts Lower the Power of Wind and Solar | MIT Technology Review

Smart Forecasts Lower the Power of Wind and Solar | MIT Technology Review | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Big data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the grid.
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Artificial Intelligence could bring the disruption that renewable energy needed to be more widely used more so than disruptions in the production methods themselves.

 

Very encouraging results where Colorado was able during one record hour to leverage 60% of its power from electric wind!

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Fog Computing might Save Operators from an IoT Data Tsunami

Fog Computing might Save Operators from an IoT Data Tsunami | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Cisco came up with the term of Fog Computing and The Wall Street Journal has endorsed it, so I guess Fog Computing will become the next hype. What is Fog Computing? Internet of Things will embed co...
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Towards a more sustainable ICT! As we are trying to preserve our planet, we must also take measures to ensure the savings we generate through ICT are not  eaten up by massive data / infrastructure growth. 

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IDG Connect – Cloud: The Road to African Innovation

IDG Connect – Cloud: The Road to African Innovation | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Is cloud becoming the most logical tool to allow Africa to continue its innovation streak?
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"logical tool" is the keyword ... as mobile was leveraged to bridge the clear gap in landline services during the 90's in Africa, cloud computing could be the next tool to leverage!

Will there be enough wireless bandwidth?

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Hadoop analysis now tackling IoT to improve transit

Hadoop analysis now tackling IoT to improve transit | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
For the Internet of Things, collecting data is only half the battle, and public transit agencies know that as well as anyone.
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Imagine the insights which can be extracted from all this data collected! In few years time, we will wonder how we ever lived without data analytics systems, the same way we can't imagine life before cell phones!

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Big data: how predictive analytics is taking over the public sector

Big data: how predictive analytics is taking over the public sector | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
From predicting emergency department admissions to identifying tax fraud, the Australian public sector is putting its mountains of data to work
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How #predictive #analytics can be used in #smartcities

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Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise? | ZDNet

Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise? | ZDNet | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Few are disputing the growth of connected devices of all kinds -- from office equipment to smartdust -- will be historic. But will it be critical to the survival and growth of the enterprise?
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In short, IT becomes IoT

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Intel Tackles Water Supply Problems With Big Data | Data Center Knowledge

Intel Tackles Water Supply Problems With Big Data | Data Center Knowledge | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
The company is collaborating with California universities on research projects that are looking into dramatically reducing the amount of water used for irrigation and analyzing snow-pack data to predict drought conditions. Read More
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Certainly a new area for Intel: Building a platform for data analytics that works across different verticals. Will certainly follow development!

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Tech Companies Must Not Set the Agenda if Smart Cities Are To Let People Thrive | Sustainable Cities Collective

Tech Companies Must Not Set the Agenda if Smart Cities Are To Let People Thrive | Sustainable Cities Collective | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Technology companies must not be allowed to set the agenda if smart cities are to let people thrive. That was a message from the 19th gathering of realCORP - the international conference on urban planning, regional development and the information society - that focussed on the smart city and urbanization.
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All about people...the rest is technology!

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Internet of Things: 86% of IT professionals express security and privacy concerns

Internet of Things: 86% of IT professionals express security and privacy concerns | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
A survey carried out by Spiceworks reports that companies are failing to prepare adequately for the roll out of new “things” in the coming five years.
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Winners will be startups offering pragmatic yet strong IoT security protection!

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Ericsson Mobility Report: active cellular M2M devices to grow 3-4 times by 2019

Ericsson Mobility Report: active cellular M2M devices to grow 3-4 times by 2019 | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
Tweet Scoop.it Tweet The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals for the first time that the number of active cellular M2M devices will increase 3-4 times by 2019, from 200 million at the end of 2013. While the majority of cellular M2M devices today are still GSM-only, that is expected to shift by 2016 when 3G/4G [...]
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The challenges is how would operators monetize these new connections. Also the report implies that by 2019 there will be at most 1 Billion connections (only!), means that the rest of the 50 Billion connections that Cisco and Ericsson foresee will be coming from non-cellular technologies. Scary operator scenario 

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Platform Economics Will Rule the Internet of Things | MIT Technology Review

Platform Economics Will Rule the Internet of Things | MIT Technology Review | IoT - The Next Industrial Revolution | Scoop.it
As everyday objects get connected, brace yourself for network effects, says one economist.
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Difference between a product business and a platform business is the difference between linear growth and exponential growth

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