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:
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 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 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.