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Germany’s Dialog to buy Silego in Internet-of-Things play

FRANKFURT, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Germany’sDialog Semiconductor said on Thursday it would acquire privately held California-based Silego Technology Inc for up to $306 million, helping to strengthen its position in the market for the so-called Internet of Things. Silego is a leading maker of Configurable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits, or CMICs, that integrate multiple functions into a single chip that can ... Read More »

Internet of Things: Let devices do the talking

Running out of household supplies suddenly or having to tank up the car on short notice are everyday problems. There are solutions at hand, though. Expanding the market for consumer goods, Amazon introduced the ‘Dash’ button in the US — a 2-inch wi-fi connected device which refills and restocks everyday household essentials such as laundry detergent, cereal packs, baby wipes ... Read More »

Idea to Retire: A closed-platform Internet of Things

The Internet has gone through a major transition: in the year 2015, the number of devices connected by the Internet surpassed the number of people connected by the Internet. Public policymakers need to move past the idea that the Internet is something that we experience through a browser, using our mobile phones and personal computers. The Internet of Things (IoT) ... Read More »

The Politics Of The Internet Of Things

As with any new technological epoch, questions around shape, ownership and regulation are starting to rise. Imagine trying to build the Internet again. It’s like that, but at a bigger scale. The first hurdle is that of technological standards. We are at a pivotal moment in the development of the IoT. As the diversity of connected things grows, so does ... Read More »

Thingbots: The Future of Botnets in the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. Everything from cars to home appliances, watches and even children’s toys are being connected online. It is projected that by the year 2020, there will be more 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. Those numbers alone are enough to attract cybercriminals’ attention, but what is more relevant here is what these ... Read More »

This is Why People Fear the ‘Internet of Things’ facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

magine buying an internet-enabled surveillance camera, network attached storage device, or home automation gizmo, only to find that it secretly and constantly phones home to a vast peer-to-peer (P2P) network run by the Chinese manufacturer of the hardware. Now imagine that the geek gear you bought doesn’t actually let you block this P2P communication without some serious networking expertise or hardware surgery that few users would ... Read More »