IoT News – Everything You Need To Know About Backend App Development

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We all know that the app development industry has been booming over the past ten years, and it is pretty safe to say that it is only going to grow even more in the future. It makes sense, if you think about it, after all, we use our smartphones for almost anything nowadays including remotely monitoring or controlling IoT-enabled devices.With IoT gadgets spreading all over our home and work places, the need for apps as an extension of all those connected objects is rising. However, developing an app is not as easy as you might have thought. Even the simplest…

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Tentative first steps for South West tourism

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South West businesses are advising visitors to adjust their expectations ahead of the long weekend. After months of travel restrictions and limits on social gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Australia Day long weekend offers welcome relief for those eager to hit the road to the South West. But while holidaymakers are busy making plans to flock to Margaret River and other coastal areas, life is far from back to normal in the tourism and wine destination. Local tour operators are urging tourists to plan their trip, book in advance and be prepared to ‘do’ Margaret River…

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Apprentice star’s firm rebuked by Advertising Standards over Covid-19 ads

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A company led by a former Apprentice contestant has had three social media adverts banned by the Advertising Standards Authority over misleading Covid-19 claims. The ASA said Revival Shots, founded by Daniel Elahi, had suggested its Vitamin C rehydration sachets could boost immunity and help cure the disease. The firm has now removed one advert from Facebook and two from Instagram. It noted other posts had said its goods could not be used to treat the virus. The ASA’s investigation was fast-tracked as part of the watchdog’s focus on ads that exploit health concerns during the current Covid-19 crisis. It…

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Local TV stations running Amazon’s PR on workplace safety

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Local news stations are running a segment produced by Amazon touting its efforts to keep warehouse employees safe from the coronavirus, reports Annie Palmer of CNBC.com.Palmer reports, “It’s unclear how many television stations ran the segment. At least two stations promoted the segment on Twitter, while other TV reporters on Twitter called out Amazon for sending them the pitch.“An Amazon spokesperson disputed claims that the segments were crafted as an attempt to reframe the story about its warehouse working conditions.“‘We welcome reporters into our buildings and it’s misleading to suggest otherwise,’ the spokesperson said in a statement. ‘This video was created to share…

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Adler of Reuters talks about what sets the news organization apart

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Stephen AdlerStephen Adler, the editor in chief of Reuters, spoke with Dean Rotbart for the 2020 Visionary series about what sets the news organization about from Dow Jones or Bloomberg News.Adler noted that Reuters has been covering general news for more than 160 years while its competitors started as a financial data company and a financial news organization.“It makes our culture more different. You hear a huge number of accents, and when they are telling war stories, they are really telling war stories because they have covered things all over the place,” said Adler.“Culture, as everybody says is the most powerful thing…

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IoT News – Video camera cellular connections in Europe and North America to reach 20.4 million by 2024

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Berg Insight, the leading IoT market research provider, today released a new market report covering the connected video camera market.The report focuses on the following five application areas: city surveillance; commercial buildings and industrial site surveillance; smart home security cameras; body-worn cameras; and video telematics for commercial vehicles.The installed base of video cameras in Europe and North America will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.1 percent from 183.0 million units in 2019 to 420.3 million units in 2024. North America is the most successful region of the two and accounted for close to 70 percent of…

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Bloomberg names Ibukun its West Africa bureau chief

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Yinka IbukunYinka Ibukun has been named West Africa bureau chief of Bloomberg News.She is based in Accra, Ghana and oversees coverage in 21 countries.Ibukun has been at Bloomberg since July 2013. Before moving to the Ghanaian capital and taking up this expanded role, she worked more than 10 years as a journalist in her adopted hometown of Lagos, Nigeria.She also worked as a stringer for the Associated Press in Nigeria.Ibukun is a graduate of Concordia University.

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IoT News – Telit Provides 5G Data Card for IDY’s First 5G/ Gigabit LTE Enterprise-Grade Gateway

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Telit’s FN980m 5G data card is ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications such as enterprise office connectivity, surveillance cameras and 4K/8K videoIDY customers across Japan can leverage 3GPP Release 15’s next-generation features in all major sub-6 GHz bandsTelit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that IDY has selected the FN980m 5G data card module for the new IDY 5G iR730B enterprise edge gateway solution.Featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System, the Telit FN980m is ideal for devices that support branch office connectivity, professional video broadcasting, digital signage and other high-performance enterprise and industrial applications.IDY is meeting…

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Bloomberg hires Cai for transportation team

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Sophia CaiSophia Cai has been hired by Bloomberg News to join the transportation team.She will start June 15.Cai is a Princeton University graduate who majored in politics with certificates in journalism, gender studies, and values & public life.She has written for the Wall Street Journal, Trenton Times, and Princeton Alumni Weekly,  covering everything from immigration and sports to student life and Title IX.She covered renewable energy and climate for Barron’s and then went down to Miami to cover city government and state politics for NPR’s South Florida affiliate, WLRN. She has also interned for the Business TOPICS Magazine in Taiwan.

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IoT News – Kerlink Launches Cost-Efficient LoRaWAN® Multi-Technology Tracking Anchor for Smart-Retail and Smart-Facility Applications

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Wanesy Wave Is Part of End-to-End Solutions That Strongly Position Kerlink in Additional Major IoT Markets.Extending its expertise to major markets such as smart retailing and smart facilities, Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), today is launching a real-time, indoor asset-tracking-and-counting system that uses Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).Wanesy™ Wave is an indoor anchor that includes both Wi-Fi and BLE tracking technologies. It can detect and locate Wi-Fi devices (like smartphones), using their probe request (when the smartphone automatically requests a new Wi-Fi service to connect), and can also track Bluetooth-enabled devices or…

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Sportico hires Forbes contributor Bloom

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Barry BloomBarry Bloom, a sports business contributor for Forbes for the past two years, has been hired by the new sports business publication Sportico.He started on Monday.Bloom has written about professional sports since 1976. He joined Sportico after covering baseball on and off the field for MLB.com from 2002 to 2018.Previously to that, he worked for Bloomberg News and the San Diego Union-Tribune.Bloom has been a voter for the National Baseball Hall of Fame since 1992 and in recent years has won five awards from the San Diego Press Club for best columns, news stories and features. His books include…

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Pizza Express becomes latest restaurant chain to reopen its doors

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Pizza Express has become the latest restaurant chain to cautiously reopen its doors with plans for delivery food from 13 sites across London. The decision to reopen the sites over the next ten days comes as Wagamama, KFC, McDonald’s, Greggs and Subway are all making similar plans or have started trading again after shutting due to the coronavirus lockdown. Pizza Express will deliver an edited menu from restaurants in ‘London Villages’, including Notting Hill, Balham and Fulham, where demand is highest. Wagamama today announced a rapid and widespread reopening of 67 of its restaurants after ‘successful’ trials in London and…

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New look for urban density, design

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New design guidelines and refined zoning could improve the rollout of medium density housing in established urban areas. Western Australian Planning Commission chairman David Caddy believes applying the term ‘the missing middle’ to Perth is a misnomer. “The missing middle is not actually missing,” Mr Caddy said. “We have a ring of suburbs with medium density developments.” In suburbs like Doubleview, Tuart Hill, Belmont and Palmyra, quarter acre blocks have been chopped up to make way for triplexes and quadruplexes over the past 30 years. This type of development has made a big contribution to urban infill in Perth but…

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Vanac hired by Cleveland Biz Journal as a reporter

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Mary VanacMary Vanac has been hired by the Cleveland Business Journal as a reporter.Ed Stych writes, “Vanac will focus on covering economic development and commercial real estate in Cleveland.“She brings a wide range of experience to the job, previously holding reporting positions at the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Columbus Dispatch as well as researching and editing books for Braun Ink, which produces executive biographies.“She also co-founded MedCity Media, a company that produces content and events for the health care and medical innovation industries.”Read more here.

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IoT News – Internet of Things Goes Underwater: Will It Survive or Drown?

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By Ludovic F. Rembert, Head of Research at Privacy Canada.The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a network of Internet-connected objects capable of collecting and sharing information.In today’s digital-driven environment, IoT connects nearly everything including homes, offices, and cars, enabling users to remotely operate a myriad of objects and equipments, along with a number of well-known security threats. The benefits of the IoT to a wide range of industries are evident, including the potential to remotely monitor devices in real-time while ensuring safety and predicting disruptions.However, some technical challenges remain to deploy IoT everywhere, like in underwater environments. And as…

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