Top 10 worldwide operators claim 76% of cellular IoT market

Top 10 worldwide operators claim 76% of cellular IoT market

A new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight says that the ten leading global mobile operator groups have a combined market share of 76 percent in cellular IoT. The top players reported a combined active base of 407 million cellular IoT connections at the end of H1-2017. China Mobile was number one with […]

Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment

Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment

Japanese electronics company Panasonic has been working with both Amazon and Google to bring their respective virtual assistants to in-car infotainment systems. The company’s vehicle division announced – at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – that it had upgraded its Skip Generation (SkipGen) IVI platform to Android 8.1 Oreo, giving the system access to Google […]

Campari America Taps Thinfilm’s NFC Mobile Marketing Solution to Drive eCommerce

Campari America Taps Thinfilm’s NFC Mobile Marketing Solution to Drive eCommerce

Refrigerator magnets will never be the same. One touch and you can have Wild Turkey Bourbon, SKYY Vodka, or any number of Campari America products delivered automatically to your front door. The innovative spirits company is piloting a program to simplify the consumer purchase cycle by leveraging near field communication (NFC) technology. It will allow consumers to […]

Samsung is teaching Bixby to count the calories in your food

Samsung is teaching Bixby to count the calories in your food

Samsung has made it clear that it wants to get its Bixby virtual assistant on nearly every product it makes, but it hasn’t forgotten about the AI’s smartphone roots. To that end, the company dedicated a corner of its cavernous CES booth to a surprising new Bixby feature: the ability to identify your food and […]

Toyota working with Amazon, Uber and Pizza Hut to develop self-driving shuttle

Toyota working with Amazon, Uber and Pizza Hut to develop self-driving shuttle

Toyota is working with Amazon, ride-hailing companies Uber and Didi, automaker Mazda and Pizza Hut to develop an electric autonomous shuttle that can be used to deliver people—or the packages they’ve ordered—to their destination. And it might just make it to the Olympics in 2020. Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda revealed the so-called e-Palette concept vehicle […]

Tile looks to put its location-tracking tech in all kinds of gadgets

Tile looks to put its location-tracking tech in all kinds of gadgets

Leading smart location company Tile, announced expansions to the Tile Platform with several new partnerships, delivering on its vision to build a world where everyone can find everything that matters. Today there are multiple innovative ways in which brands can partner with the Tile Platform to give their customers the protection and peace of mind […]

Voice-controlled device use for online shopping in UK ‘to triple in 2018’, according to Narvar

Voice-controlled device use for online shopping in UK ‘to triple in 2018’, according to Narvar

Two percent of all UK consumers are already using voice-controlled devices such as Google Home and Amazon Echo for online shopping, accounting for 20% of all device owners in the UK, according to new research. The survey of almost 3000 UK consumers, conducted by post-purchase experts Narvar in association with YouGov, reveals that adoption of […]