Who’s Winning the IoT winners include Frech startup Sigfox, Verizon’s latest acquisition, a smart watch that runs off body heat, and more.
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Sigfox Should Hardly be Considered IoT Startup After Lastest Investment.
French IoT startup Sigfox continues to grow aggressively. We saw the announcement of a $150 million investment round back in May 2016. Sigfox recently closed this investment which brings the total valuation of the company to over $600 million.
Sigfox has over 10 million devices currently running on their network. So far, this includes 26 countries and over 350 million people.
The growth strategy associated with this investment is to expand the network’s footprint to over 60 countries. Keep reading about Sigfox>
Stanford Researchers are Working on Tiny, Energy-Efficient WiFi for the Internet of Things.
Although the project will likely be deployed within the next three to five years, this is could be a major development for the Internet of Things.
The new technology known as HitchHike aims to provide tiny, ultra-low-energy wireless radios for the IoT
HitchHike is the first self-sufficient WiFi system that enables data transmission using just micro-watts of energy – almost zero.
– Pengyu Zhang, Stanford Researcher
DIY IoT Door Lock.
Do it Yourself Internet of Things projects can solve an array of pain points within your life. In this case, carrying or lost keys can be burdensome. Moreover, the good people over at instructables created a connected door locking/unlocking contraption that is controlled by your phone. See the full DIY project >
Random & Interesting
This Smart Watch is Powered by Body Heat.
The PowerWatch from Matrix Industries has promised to be powered from the heat of the body. Sounds cool, right?
The smart watch will use thermoelectric generator technology to power the device. The watch will serve as a proof of concept for thermoelectric tech. If successful, the technology has the potential to power many other wearable devices. Learn more about the PowerWatch >
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