Some of the hottest names in technology startups can attribute some of their success to Benchmarks’ Peter Fenton, who has backed Twitter, New Relic (see New Relic’s CEO Lew Cirne at Structure:Europe next week), and Zuora. With Twitter and New Relic expected to go public soon Benchmark is about to reap what Fenton has sown, according to this Bloomberg profile of the man.
The judges hearing the lawsuit filed by Verizon against the FCC’s network neutrality rules seem inclined to let ISPs charge providers for delivering premium content– effectively creating a fast lane for the web and gutting network neutrality. Read more »
Verizon is arguing its net neutrality lawsuit Monday, and the case is important for consumers, web service providers and could even call the FCC’s ability to regulate the internet into question. This is big. Read more »
Like chocolate and peanut butter the connected home gets its own perfect pairing with IFTTT offering users a SmartThings channel. Now SmartThings hub owners can combine their home sensors with web services. Read more »
We’re counting down to Structure:Europe where ten startups will take the stage and launch. Meet ECManage, a cloud management company that helps you move apps between cloud providers. Read more »
Intel’s media event today focused on the newly available low-power Atom system on a chip that could help Intel compete with ARM in networking and the data center. Read more »
Broadcom is aggressively moving forward with radios to connect all of the things, saying on Wednesday that it will buy a carrier-validated LTE system on a chip from an affiliate of Renesas. The carrier validation mean customers can just pop this SoC into a product and get it quickly online, making it perfect for those wanting to build connected gadgets with cellular connectivity.
The internet of things is a new world for technologists and consumers, but it also represents an opportunity to change some of the things we got wrong about the web when it comes to trust and privacy. Read more »
The government wants to use connected sensors to track weapons of mass destruction according to a summary of an internet of things meet up in Washington DC. The post describes a presentation by Brian Nordmann from the U.S. Department of State who said he can offer awards ranging from $500 to $500,000.
Wearables are already deeply embedded in the sports world, so in this week’s podcast I talk to an SAP expert about what we can learn about data derived from wearables from the NFL and the NBA. Read more »
ZigBee is fighting for its place in the internet of things against Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy and Z-wave. It has to overcome fragmentation, sneak into user’s homes and keep Bluetooth at bay. Can it do all three? Read more »
Does this sound familiar? Verizon Communications and Vodafone are in talks trying to sell the 45 percent stake that Vodafone holds in Verizon wireless. Read more »
When SEA took credit for taking down the New York Times and Twitter’s UK site for some people, many may have wondered how they did it. Here’s how. Read more »
After claiming responsibility for the outage at the New York Times, the Syrian Electronic Army has boasted of takeovers at Twitter and the Huffington Post Read more »
Should cellular connections take a back seat to Wi-Fi as we move further into an IP era? That’s the question that new carriers like Republic Wireless pose. Read more »
My colleague Om Malik has been down on many of the connected devices and the overall hype around the internet of things. He and I chat about what’s wrong today and how it can improve. Read more »
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. Read more »
Chip licensing giant ARM has purchased a software company that has built protocols for the internet of things. The deal moves ARM closer to the end developer by making it easier for them to make connected devices. Read more »
VMware’s counting on its Nicira purchase to help it take its virtualization credibility from servers to networks. The launch of an ecosystem and new features around the NSX controller show it’s getting serious. Read more »
If we’re tracking eras of computer processing, the first is single core processing, followed by multicore. But now, since heterogeneous architectures can be hidden by the cloud, the HSA Foundation thinks it’s time for the next era, with a new programming environment. The Register does a deep dive.
Have you ever wished for an audio replay of your conversations — like maybe after getting directions or to prove a point in an argument (I swear I said turn right)? Kapture may be the wearable for you. Read more »
Connecting everyone won’t mean that everything has a battery. But if processors are harvesting their energy from the environment, how does their design need to change? ARM has an answer. Read more »
Facebook’s internet.org coalition wants to connect the rest of the world. But can it make transmitting mobile data more efficient or will it merely shift the costs around? Read more »
Thinking about the connected home? With SmartThings launching a shop and the recent introduction of the Revolv hub platform, here’s a handy guide to help you decide what’s right for you. Read more »
Quirky is a product development firm that has helped bring a variety of devices from napkin sketch to the real world. It has created a partnership with GE to bring connected devices to the world. Read more »
Amazon’s home page went down Tuesday. There’s no word on the cause, but this is the second big site outage in the last few days, given Google’s outage on Friday. Read more »
Connected devices startups get their own TechStars accelerator program in NYC thanks to a aprtnership with digital marketing agency R/GA. Read more »
The Wi-Fi router may soon become the hub of your home network management and security strategy as router makers roll our technology and apps designed to give you network admin-like capabilities over your home. Read more »
Simon Segars, the new CEO of ARM is speaking at Mobilize. Given ARM’s role as the silicon underpinning of the internet of things and the mobile world, Segars can share what the future will hold. Read more »
Securing the cloud is like trying to secure a long border — one that’s porous and has many potential weak links. When it comes to the cloud, startup SecludIT tries to patch one of those weak spots. Read more »
Ding dong! Here are two connected door bells that want entry into the pantheon of connected home gadgets on the market. Plus, we get some estimates on how much you’ll spend on connected gear. Read more »
After reporting a lower-than-expected financial outlook for the coming year, Cisco has said it will cut 4,000 jobs or 5 percent of its workforce. The networking giant on Wednesday also reported year end revenue of $48.6 billion.
Batteries are a necessary evil for our connected life, but research from the University of Washington has built a way for devices to communicate without their own power source. This is big for the internet of things. Read more »
Think the FCC can’t do anything to make Time Warner Cable and CBS figure out their differences in the retransmission war the two are currently waging? Think again. Harold Feld delves into the wonky realities and options available to regulators.
Comcast’s internet essentials program that offers low-cost broadband gets a speed boost. I think Google’s efforts to offer more broadband for less may be driving Comcast’s change and others. Read more »
How will you bank when you can check your balance on your watch? Will mobile payments seem quaint when we’re waving our fingers to make a purchase? We discuss all this and more during this week’s podcast. Read more »
A glowing, plastic polar bear out to save his real-world counterparts uses real-time data and electricity consumption sensors to change people’s habits. It’s a good example of how real-time data and ambient information could influence behavior. Read more »
Glass Apps can be a harbinger of the future of wearable UIs or they can look like a truncated version of the web. Fidelity’s Glass app shows how to take financial info into the wearable age. Read more »
Tegile Systems, which provides hybrid flash and hard drive storage arrays, has raised $35 million in a Series C round of funding. The round was led by Meritech Capital Partners. Original investor August Capital and strategic partners Western Digital and SanDisk also participated.
Dragon Innovation has helped startups behind the Pebble Watch and the Sphero build their products. Now it has raised $2.3 million to help other hardware companies get their ideas funded. Read more »