# This Week’s News
Google today announced Android Things, its new comprehensive IoT platform for building smart devices on top of Android APIs and Google’s own services. Android Things is now available as a developer preview.
Hospitals in Paris are trialling Big Data and machine learning systems designed to forecast admission rates – leading to more efficient deployment of resources and better patient outcomes.
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) has launched two new wireless occupancy sensor and smart outlet reference designs for the home automation market, providing IoT connected device solutions that help make our homes safer, more convenient and energy efficient.
Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant is getting a lot smarter. On Tuesday, the company announced a set of developer tools aimed at bringing it into the internet of things, and adding support for developers to build new functionality for it.
BodyCap, a company specialised in miniaturised wireless monitoring devices, announced that two of its wearable health monitoring devices are currently being used by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet aboard the International Space Station (ISS), as part of ESA’s EveryWear program, an ambulatory data collection system.
In partnership with Sensor City, Stream Technologies will be bringing Liverpool to the Internet of Things with the deployment of the LoRaWAN™ low power wide area network technology.
Emergency One, a UK-based manufacturer of fire and special vehicles, today announced it is connecting its vehicles’ on-board computer consoles to Vodafone’s dedicated, 4G-enabled IoT network to help keep them working at all times.
# IoT Industry Information
SNS Research has released a new 239-page report, The LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Networks Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts.
New data from Juniper Research has found that the number of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices, sensors and actuators will reach over 46 billion in 2021
Smart machines will enter mainstream adoption by 2021, with 30% adoption by large companies, according to Gartner, Inc.
# Investment News
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the growing network of connected sensors and devices, and the increasing connectivity is already having significant impacts at the consumer, enterprise, and public levels.
Seeing Machines Ltd, the AIM-listed technology company with a focus on operator monitoring and intervention sensing technologies and services, has conditionally raised £15 million(US$ 19.02million), before expenses, through a placing and subscription.
# Blog Posts and Articles
The manufacturing sector must be better prepared for cyber attacks, says Mirko Brandner, of Arxan Technologies.
Sometimes it takes a monumental event for an industry to change. The Target hack during the holiday season of 2013 – in which some 40 million credit card numbers were stolen – changed people’s attitudes about security forever.
The potential for IoT to have a positive economic, societal, and environmental impact worldwide is substantial, but its development also raises new questions to be addressed by regulators and policy makers.
It’s relatively easy to build your own Internet of Things hardware, but the software is another story. How do you connect it to cloud services, push updates or just write code?
The press rightly publicizes the worst IoT security hazards, and there’s a hefty catalogue of what’s wrong.
Android Things heats up the device market with a new OS. Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 IoT to hobbyists and OEMs.
# Conferences and Webinars
Norwalk, CT—December 13, 2016— TMC and Crossfire Media announced today a new track, IoT IT – Business Intelligence and Machine Language at IoT Evolution Conference & Expo, being held February 7-10, 2017 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.