Wisconsin biz reporter Burke retires

Michael BurkeMichael Burke, a business reporter at the Racine Journal Times in Wisconsin, is retiring.Burke writes, “Most of my journalism career has been spent with The Journal Times in my hometown of Racine, and most of that time has been on the business beat, by choice. My time here has spanned the transition from newspapers being read only on paper to being read far more commonly on computers and smartphones. From the news landing at one’s doorstep once a day to landing on a screen repeatedly throughout each day.“This has been a great job. Returning to Racine and joining The…

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IoT News – IoTerop Co-Founder Joins the OMA SpecWorks Board of Directors

IoTerop Continues Support for the Open Mobile Alliance’s Lightweight M2M.David Navarro, IoTerop’s Chief Product Officer and co-founder, was appointed to the Open Mobile Alliance Board of Directors officially on March 23.IoTerop will now sit on OMA Board until 2022 joining ARM, AT&T, Ericsson, Itron, Qualcomm, and T-Mobile.“It is an honor to sit on the OMA SpecWorks Board,” states David. “Our contributions, and belief in the importance of the LwM2M Standard continue to grow with each client we engage.”Adding:“Early on we were trying to create a simple, yet powerful protocol, to address key IoT scalability challenges. Now, as IoT matures, it…

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Pittsburgh Biz Times hires Doughty as digital producer

Nate DoughtyThe Pittsburgh Business Times has hired Nate Doughty to be a digital producer.He replaces Luke Torrance, who left to become the money reporter at the Tampa Bay Business Journal, a sister publication.Doughty is a May 2018 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism news and information from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where he also obtained a minor in political science.He interned for the Business Times last summer and then spent three months working for a newspaper in San Jose, Costa Rica. Doughty has also worked for the Observer-Reporter newspaper in Washington, Pa., and The…

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IoT News – How to Apply IoT in Healthcare: Best Approaches and Use Cases

An article by Vitaly Kuprenko, technical writer at Cleveroad.Healthcare is rapidly developing with tech novelties. The Internet of Things will bring significant changes to patient care. Doctors and healthcare providers already use it in their workflow.Some hospitals, like Saratoga Hospital, apply IoT technologies for remote consultations, patient monitoring, and improve health outcomes.Let’s find out how healthcare can benefit from IoT!Why Healthcare?IoT has an enormous potential in the healthcare field. Data provided by the sensors can help to diagnose diseases and constantly monitor health conditions. On top of that, IoT software can detect the precursors of illnesses and stop its progression…

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How tech reporter Lorenz develops her sources

Taylor LorenzNew York Times technology reporter Taylor Lorenz spoke with Digiday’s Kayleigh Barber about how she reports her stories.Here is an excerpt:On developing sources…“I have written about that stuff and treated people who make a living off the internet as very valid from the beginning, which most people in mainstream media weren’t doing back in 2012 and 2013.I don’t really use email. My Instagram DMs is the first [thing I check] in the morning. It’s just like email to me. It’s my main inbox. My DMs are open on every platform and I try to respond to everyone. I want them to know I’m…

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IoT News – Kerlink & ZENNER IoT Solutions Deploy Germany’s Largest LoRaWAN® Network for Energy, Gas & Water Company

Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and ZENNER IoT Solutions GmbH, the leading LoRaWAN® system integrator and solution provider in Germany, have collaborated on the largest LoRaWAN® deployment in that country, including up to 3,000 Kerlink Wirnet™ LoRaWAN gateways.The network is operated by Netze BW, the largest distribution network company for electricity, gas, and water in Baden-Württemberg, Germany’s third-largest state.ZENNER IoT Solutions is a subsidiary of ZENNER International GmbH & Co. KG and part of Minol-ZENNER Group. ZENNER International applies innovative system solutions based on IoT technologies as part of its digitalization strategy, from…

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Wales based engineering company develop ventilator and make 100 a day

A family-run engineering company in Wales developed a special ventilator to help tackle coronavirus in just three days – and are now manufacturing a 100 a day. The Covid Emergency Ventilator was devised with the help of a senior NHS consultant and has already successfully treated a coronavirus patient. Engineers CR Clarke – who usually design plastic fabrication equipment for industry – were approached by Dr Rhys Thomas who was concerned at the lack of intensive care unit ventilators. It took just three days to build the device on a small industrial park in Ammanford, south Wales. On Saturday, it…

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Shen tabbed to write Fortune’s Term Sheet

Lucinda ShenLucinda Shen has been named as the primary writer of Fortune magazine’s private equity/venture capital email newsletter Term Sheet.She replaces Polina Marinova, who left the magazine last week.Shen has been writing for the IPO section of the newsletter in recent years. She has also filled in for Marinova. She has been writing about finance, markets, and cryptocurrencies.Shen joined Fortune.com as a reporter in 2016. Shen is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. Before joining Fortune, she interned at Business Insider, where she covered the financial industry.

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IoT News – IoT Technology Can Alleviate Healthcare Strain During Covid-19

An article by Ned Richards, Marketing Manager at Pod Group.Being presented by some as the defining event of our generation, the outbreak of Covid-19 has already closed down borders, forced schools and businesses to close, and left many under social isolation or quarantine to limit the spread of the virus.The largest disruption and the most strain at this time is undoubtedly on healthcare services, as this virus appeared out of nowhere and has overwhelmed local services and hospitals alike.In such a desperate situation, IoT devices may be able to alleviate some of the largest strains on doctors and nurses simply…

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Homelessness: the view from the street

Not having a place to sleep throws a person’s world into turmoil. It’s getting worse, Jono says of the increasing number of homeless people in Perth.  “There’s a lot of people on the streets all the time,” he told Business News one recent evening on Murray Street. Aged 40, Jono said he had been homeless for more than five years, and planned to sleep at a friend’s place that night. (click here to view a PDF version of the full 12-page liftout) Homelessness is defined by the community sector to include people sleeping rough on the streets, couch surfing and…

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Fox Business trims two hours of daily programming

Fox Business Network plans to trim two more hours of its daily programming schedule, the latest move by news organizations amid an intense cycle related to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Brian Steinberg of Variety.Steinberg reports, “The Fox Corporation-owned outlet will temporarily cease production of two programs – ‘FBN am’ at 5 a.m. and ‘Bulls & Bears’ at 5 p.m. – while moving one of its highest-rated shows, ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ to the 5 p.m. hour. A repeat of Dobbs’ daily show will air instead at 7 p.m. The interim Fox Business schedule will run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fox Business…

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IoT News – RealWear Announces Microsoft Teams for HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 Headsets

Microsoft Teams on RealWear headsets allows industrial workers to use both hands for complex work procedures while remotely collaborating with subject matter experts from around the world.RealWear, Inc, a global leader of hands-free head-mounted tablets for digital transformation in industry, today announced that it is integrating Microsoft Teams for RealWear’s voice-controlled Android HMT-1 headsets.With Teams on RealWear headsets, industrial workers can use both hands for complex work procedures while remotely collaborating with subject matter experts wherever they are in the world.“Voice-optimizing Microsoft Teams for our reality-first, digital second headset will deliver measurable ROI in-situ for industry, empowering all first line…

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Automotive News Europe editor has been quarantined

Jason Stein, the publisher of Automotive News, writes that its editor in Europe has been quarantined after covering the coronavirus pandemic.Stein writes, “It was just three weeks ago in a small town in northern Italy where our Luca Ciferri, associate publisher and editor of Automotive News Europe, first wrote about an expanding presence of COVID-19.“There was a theme to what Ciferri was hearing in Italy, the second-hardest-hit region of the globe after China.“The virus was ‘coming from Milan,’ Ciferri wrote to me on WhatsApp, and Milan ‘is the common origin of infections in Switzerland and Germany.’“It was Wednesday, Feb. 26.“Ciferri,…

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Criminal trials to be delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Criminal trials which are due to last longer than three days will be put on hold due to the spread of coronavirus. The move by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett – the most senior judge in England and Wales – affects those cases that were set to start before the end of April. They will now be postponed. Any current trials will continue as it is hoped they can still be completed. The government has been under pressure to outline its strategy for the legal system, following concerns about how COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, could spread and…

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IoT News – The themes for IoT in 2020 are clear, even without MWC

An article by Tom Rebbeck, Research Director at Analysys Mason.“In the wide area, operators will need to develop a response to a value chain that is being reorganised around eUICC and iSIM; in private networks, they will need to develop more-differentiated propositions.”The cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020 (MWC20) means that some IoT-related announcements have been delayed, but there are still some developments in the market that are affecting telecoms operators. Perhaps the most interesting is the apparent split between what is happening on wide-area networks and the emerging private networks proposition. The gradual introduction of eUICC and iSIM is…

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