A new, non-profit organisation called AllSeen Alliance with major tech and consumer electronics companies, among others, as members, is now online to serve the interests of players in the world of the Internet of Everything.
An Israeli company Humavox has launched a wireless charger aimed at the Internet of Things devices called NEST.
A startup called Thingful, a “discoverability engine” that deals with the public Internet of Things just came online. It organises ‘things’ around locations and categories, and structures ownership around Twitter profiles, enabling citizens to discuss why and how they are using their devices and data. Think of Thingful as a public search engine that can be used to look for aspects of the IoT that are out in the public.
In one of the biggest acquisitions in the world of the Internet of Things in recent times, tech solutions provider PTC has acquired ThingWorx, creators of an award-winning platform for building and running applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), for approximately $112 million, plus a possible earn-out of up to $18 million.