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Kevin Benedict's Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of May 18, 2915

Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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Qualcomm has said there were 120 million smart home devices shipped with Qualcomm chips in them last year. In addition, there are 20 million cars equipped with its chips, and Qualcomm silicon is used in 20 types of wearable devices.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a set of technologies to spur more companies to add computing power to everyday devices such as fitness trackers, light bulbs, security cameras and drones.  The effort, called Artik, centers on tiny circuit boards that come packed with new processors, communication chips, sensors and other components.  Read Original Content

Cisco, the world’s largest provider of Internet equipment, estimates there are now 10 billion devices and data-gathering sensors connected online – with that number expected to reach 50 billion over the next six years.  Read Original Content

The Indian government has unveiled a roadmap for machine-to-machine communications to help it achieve its Digital India ambitions. The roadmap pointed to the use of M2M tech in smart agriculture using soil sensors to measure humidity, and in healthcare where wearable devices can be deployed to measure a patient’s blood pressure, and pulse rate.  Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the M2M services market in the retail industry in the US is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.55 percent over the period 2015-2019.  Read Original Content

Zain Group and Vodafone have expanded their partner market agreement to deliver machine-to-machine services to Enterprise and Government sectors in the Middle East.  Read Original Content

Broadcom has announced it is joining Apple Inc.’s HomeKit, its Internet of Things initiative.  The SDK will enable WiFi and Bluetooth Smart accessories to support HomeKit while Broadcom’sWireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices platform can now be used to by developers to create apps for HomeKit.  Read Original Content

By 2017, research firm IDC expects the Internet of Things market to reach $7.3 trillion. And analysts predict that by 2020, there could be anywhere between 25 billion to 75 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things.  Read Original Content

Fujitsu and Intel announced a collaboration that will see the two jointly develop Internet of Things solutions, initially for manufacturing, retail and public sector clients.  Read Original Content

A Maxim Group analyst believes Google Inc and Facebook Inc are better positioned than Apple Inc. is to tackle the Internet of Things arena.  The analyst believes Google’s top line numbers for calendar year 2015 will beat the 11 percent year-over-year growth rate forecast issued by the Street.  Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.