Electric Imp, which is inside many connected devices from Quirky’s products to fun Budweiser promotional gear, has raised $15 million to tackle the industrial internet as well.
SparkFun, a company that supplies products to people building electronic devices for fun, has launched an online place for makers to store their data as connectivity becomes an essential element in electronic projects.
Spark Labs, a company building a platform for the internet of things, has raised $4.9 million, making it another well-funded participant in this space.
Texas Instruments has created a family of chips that lets you connect your devices to the internet without much ado. The TI SimpleLink chips connect directly to the existing ecosystem of cloud partners that TI has signed up, making it easy to prototype a product and get it running along with an app. One version comes with a programmable ARM-based microcontroller while the other offers Wi-Fi only. It reminds me of what Electric Imp is doing with its Wi-Fi modules, and may signal trouble for the startup, whose chips are inside popular products like Lockitron locks and the Rachio connected sprinklers.
The holidays are here, and in this week’s podcast we talk about how to connect your tree, build a water sensor and stop people like me from unwrapping their gifts early and in secret.
Want a project board that lets you build Bluetooth Low Energy into a variety of places? The LightBlue Cortado project by Punch Designs is just the ticket.
The industry will also be aided by individual hobbyists, who could stumble upon the big applications.
LogMeIn’s cloud platform for sharing data generated by the internet of things has created a partnership program and signed on two new partners.
With the sixth year of Mobilize, we decided to shake up the show by focusing on the mobile revolutions that’s happening outside of handsets. We also decided to ditch the Launchpad in exchange for a hardware product showcase.
Ayla Networks is the latest company to launch a platform for the internet of things. It scored $5.4 million in venture funding and has a Chinese customer already deployed.