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First Cup of IOTea


Each week, we are bringing you the biggest headlines in IOT in an easy-to-read digest that you can enjoy on the go. Whether you are on your morning commute or kicking off your day with a cup of joe, we got you covered:

Here’s what happened last week in IOT:

Intel Partnering to Bring Secure Mobile Payments to the IOT

Intel has announced a collaboration with Ingenico Group to develop secure mobile payment capabilities into connected devices.

Thread Group and ZigBee Team Up

The Thread Group has joined forces with ZigBee Alliance to enable ZigBee’s Cluster Library to run as an application layer on top of the Thread protocol network layer. This is a big step forward to streamlining the development of smart home devices.

Philips Selling Controlling Stake in LED Business for $2.9 Billion

Philips is selling a controlling (80.1%) stake of its automotive lighting and “Lumileds” divisions to the tune of $2.9 billion. The new company will continue under the name Lumileds, led by Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre as CEO.

Amazon Moves Forward w/ IOT Strategy, Unveils ‘Dash’ Products

Amazon announced its new smart devices to simplify the way consumers shop for everyday items such as groceries and other household products. Known as “Dash,” users can chose from two products types--a WiFi voice-enabled dongle or a product-specific button.

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