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Qualcomm Incorporated acquires NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion

Qualcomm Incorporated acquires NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
The multinational semiconductor producer Qualcomm Incorporated announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors N.V.
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In the biggest deal in the semiconductor field, Qualcomm reached a deal to buy NXP for about $47 billion in cash.
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SoftBank acquires ARM for $32 billion

SoftBank acquires ARM for $32 billion | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
The Japanese telecommunications holding SoftBank Group Corp. has reached an agreement to buy the British microprocessors company ARM Holdings Plc fo
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The Japanese telecommunications holding SoftBank Group Corp. has reached an agreement to buy the British microprocessors company ARM Holdings Plc for 24.3 billion pounds, equivalent to about $32 billion or 29 billion Euros that will be paid in cash.
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Project SkyBender by Google aims to offer 5G wireless connections through drones

Project SkyBender by Google aims to offer 5G wireless connections through drones | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
Project SkyBender to provide Internet access over a 5G wireless network through drones was suppsed to be a secret but various information on the tests...
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With Project SkyBender, Google aims to use drones to offer ultra high-speed 5G wireless Internet services.

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Intel acquires drone maker Ascending Technologies

Intel acquires drone maker Ascending Technologies | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
This Monday, Intel announced the acquisition of Ascending Technologies, also known simply as AscTec, a German company based in Krailing that produces...
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Intel acquired the German drone maker Ascending Technologies.

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Google presents the mobile app that answers complex questions

Google presents the mobile app that answers complex questions | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
Google has released a new search mobile application, already known as Google Search, in the version for Android and iOS. Now it offers the ability to answer...
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Google released a mobile abb for Android and iOS that understands complex questions allowing users to search through them rather than through key words.

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Google launches Android Wear for wearable computers | NetMassimo Blog

Google launches Android Wear for wearable computers | NetMassimo Blog | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
Google announced the Android Wear platform, a version of the Android operating system optimized for wearable devices. The first applications are watches, which...
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Google announced the availability of the Android Wear platform, optimized to run wearable computers. Motorola and LG announced two smartwatches based on it.

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Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility for $2.9 billion | NetMassimo Blog

Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility for $2.9 billion | NetMassimo Blog | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
Google has announced the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for a total of $2.9 billion. $1.41 billion will be paid at the end of the agreement, $660 million...
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Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for a total of $2.9 billion. Google will retain the vast majority of Motorola's patents.

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Google accuses the Rockstar consortium of patent trolling | NetMassimo Blog

Google accuses the Rockstar consortium of patent trolling | NetMassimo Blog | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
Google has decided to open the counteroffensive against the Rockstar consortium, which in October 2013 sued Google and its partners Asus, HTC, Huawei, LG,...
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Google strikes back at the Rockstar consortium, which sued Google for alleged infringement of some of its patents. The Rockstar consortium includes Apple and Microsoft and was accused by Google of being a patent troll.

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BlackBerry’s plan to sale itself fails and the company changes its CEO | NetMassimo Blog

BlackBerry’s plan to sale itself fails and the company changes its CEO | NetMassimo Blog | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
A dramatic new chapter was opened in the more and more complicated history of BlackBerry Limited. The plan of acquisition by Canadian financial holding company...
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BlackBerry's crisis seems to be getting worse and worse. An acquisition attempt failed and now the company tried a CEO change.

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A devastating cyber attack shows the vulnerability of the Internet of Things

A devastating cyber attack shows the vulnerability of the Internet of Things | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
A few days after the attacks incredibly massive attacks suffered in two stages by Dyn, a provider of Internet service including the DN
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On October 21, 2016 two DDOS online attacks caused a number of outages for hours. At least one of the botnets used was made of devices for the Internet of Things.
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Cisco acquires Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion

Cisco acquires Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
Cisco announced it has reached an agreement to buy Jasper Technologies, Inc., a leader especially for its Saas (software as a service) cloud platform for the...
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The Internet of Things pioneer Jasper Technologies has been acquired by Cisco.

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Star formation observed in the Perseus Molecular Cloud

Star formation observed in the Perseus Molecular Cloud | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
At the American Astronomical Society's meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, astronomers presented the results of research that aims to understand how come the...
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The Perseus Molecular Cloud was observed with the VLA radio telescope to get some star formation insights.

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IBM releases the Watson Trend mobile app to find trendy gifts

IBM releases the Watson Trend mobile app to find trendy gifts | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
IBM launched its free Watson Trend mobile application, an implementation of its system of cognitive computing Watson that aims to understand what are the...
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IBM released its free Watson Trend mobile application to use its cognitive computing system to help people find trendy gifts.

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Google announced Project Brillo, an operating system for the Internet of Things

Google announced Project Brillo, an operating system for the Internet of Things | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
At Google I/O, as expected, there was the announcement of Project Brillo, the operating system for the Internet of Things. Google also announced Weave, a...
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Google introduced Project Brillo, its Android-derived operating system for the Internet of Things, together with Weave, a protocol to allow all devices to communicate with each other.

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Facebook acquires WhatsApp in a $19 billion deal | NetMassimo Blog

Facebook acquires WhatsApp in a $19 billion deal | NetMassimo Blog | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
Facebook has announced the acquisition of WhatsApp, the famous instant messaging application for mobile devices. The price that Mark Zuckerberg's social...
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WhatsApp is a famous instant messaging application. Facebook bought it for $16 billion plus $3 billion for the company's founders and employees.

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Will Google Glass fail in 2014? | NetMassimo Blog

Will Google Glass fail in 2014? | NetMassimo Blog | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
Certain statements by Robert Scoble, one of the Explorers, meaning one of the participants in Google's limited program which gave the opportunity to buy the...
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Robert Scoble has been using Google Glass for months and thinks they will be a failure, at least in 2014.

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The 64-bit for mobile devices announced by Qualcomm marks a generational shift in that field | NetMassimo Blog

The 64-bit for mobile devices announced by Qualcomm marks a generational shift in that field | NetMassimo Blog | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
The announcement by Qualcomm, who introduced its first 64-bit SoC (system-on-chip), called Snapdragon 410, not only shows the existing normal progress in the...
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The mobile devices field is starting going through a generational shift from 32-bit to 64-bit architectures just like some years ago it happened in the PC field.

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New complications for BlackBerry Limited’s sale | NetMassimo Blog

New complications for BlackBerry Limited’s sale | NetMassimo Blog | Mobile devices - Internet of Things - drones | Scoop.it
About two weeks ago, the news came that a consortium led by the Canadian financial company Fairfax Financial had offered $4.7 billion to buy BlackBerry Limited...
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Smartphone producer BlackBerry Limited is on sale but the situation is getting more complex due to a lawsuit started by an investor unhappy about some company's statements.

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