Internet of Things News Headline Updated on 14 May 2020 – Sidewalk Labs scraps Quayside, AWS search, New U-Blox US sales head, Pod-Expeto integration, and more

The headline on 14 May 2020

Sidewalk Labs scraps Toronto Quayside project. Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs has pulled out of its controversial smart city project on the waterfront in Toronto, Canada. Source: Why we’re no longer pursuing the Quayside project — and what’s next for Sidewalk Labs

AWS machine learning improves search. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Kendra, an enterprise search service powered by machine learning. Source: AWS Public Sector Blog > AWS launches machine learning enabled search capabilities for COVID-19 dataset

U-Blox appoints Carl Bellanca to head American sales. Swiss positioning and wireless communication technology firm U-Blox has appointed Carl Bellanca (pictured) as head of sales in the Americas. Source: u-blox appoints Carl Bellanca as new Head of Sales for u-blox Americas

Pod and Expeto integrate 5G with enterprise IT. A collaboration between Pod Group and Expeto provides seamless integration of public and private LTE and 5G networks with a user’s existing enterprise IT network resulting in the agility, speed and security to launch IoT applications globally as extensions of existing networks. Source: IoT Business News > Pod Group Announces Strategic Partnership with Expeto to Enable Enterprise First™ with Global IoT Connectivity

Talkpool incorporates Semtech LoRa into building sensors. Talkpool, a Swiss provider of IoT and telecommunication network services, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWan protocol into its latest line of sensors for smart home and building applications. Source: In-Building Tech > Semtech’s LoRa devices help conserve energy and prevent damage in real estate

Talkpool incorporates Semtech LoRa into building sensors
Talkpool incorporates Semtech LoRa into building sensors

Ericsson finds link between IoT and productivity. There is a link between the number of IoT connections per inhabitant and productivity growth, according to a research article by Ericsson Research in collaboration with Imperial College London. Source: Is there a link between IoT and productivity growth?

Kerlink and Microshare combine for COVID-19 contact tracing. French IoT specialist Kerlink is collaborating with Microshare, a Pennsylvania-based data management company, to deliver a turnkey way of tracing contact proximity in the workplace to help to fight Covid-19. Source: 07.05.2020 | Kerlink and Microshare Design a Contact-Tracing Solution To Help Suppress Spread of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Kerlink and Microshare combine for Covid-19 contact tracing
Kerlink and Microshare combine for Covid-19 contact tracing

Ursalink and Digimondo enter LoRaWan partnership. Chinese IoT hardware provider Ursalink has integrated its LoRaWan gateways and end nodes with a LoRaWan network server, IoT platform and data hub from Digimondo, a German provider of secure IoT software. Source: Ursalink and Digimondo Announce Technology Partnership to Enable Efficient Delivery of Applications

Dialog wifi SoC makes IoT battery life breakthrough. Dialog Semiconductor has introduced a low-power wifi networking SoC and two modules that it claims deliver a breakthrough in battery life for wifi connected, battery-powered IoT devices. Source: Dialog Semiconductor Extends IoT Connectivity Portfolio with New Ultra-Low-Power Wi-Fi SoC

Dialog wifi SoC makes IoT battery life breakthrough
Dialog wifi SoC makes IoT battery life breakthrough