There is no question that Uber, www.uber.com, is proving to be one of the most influential companies in the transportation space today. Uber’s recent acquisition of Otto certainly is very telling about what the company has set its sights on as we drive into the future. If you don’t know, Otto is out to reshape the future of commercial transportation with self-driving trucks and related technologies.
The U.S. DOT (Dept. Of Transportation) is not only tasked with making our roads safer, but it has to worry about our movement in the sky and across the sea. So it’s no wonder that it is making a very big investment in our transportation infrastructure and it is seeking to make it more accessible for more Americans. And that means making more available by land, air, and sea.
I have done a bit a research this past week. As part of this research I discovered a report conducted every four years by the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). It releases a “report card” of sorts that assigns grades to different types of infrastructure here in the U.S.
A few weeks ago, on The Peggy Smedley Show, I dedicated an entire segment of the show to the Pokémon GO phenomenon. This AR (augmented reality) app has really taken the world by storm—and with it has come a lot of buzz about AR and VR (virtual reality).
It’s time to dig into a newly published report from Vodafone, www.vodafone.com, and then hone in on what the report has to say about the energy and utilities space. Vodafone recently released its fourth annual “IoT barometer” report, a study of how the IoT (Internet of Things) is transforming the business world.
There are many companies that are doing some really innovative things. But there is one company that just reached a huge sustainability goal thanks to decades of investment in technology. If I had to bet, I would guess that most of my readers know this company’s iconic brown trucks driving around delivering packages. I am referring to the United Parcel Service of America, better known simply as “UPS.” But I would also bet that most people would not know how focused this company is on technology and sustainability.
If you are like me, you have been asking yourself, what is Verizon doing purchasing Yahoo? More importantly, what does this have to do with the IoT (Internet of Things)? If we take the time to peel back the layers a little bit, we might be able to answer what has been at the heart of Verizon’s vision to acquire Yahoo’s operating business for about $4.83 billion.
Pokémon GO seems to be all the rage these days. Even the hackers have an eye on the app. They are looking at your data and so much more. This trend is fascinating from many angles. If you really don’t understand Pokémon GO, let me take this time to walk you through some of the more interesting points, at least just briefly.
It’s been a fascination of mine to watch all the newcomers enter the IoT (Internet of Things) space and to have them spew some research that stating, it’s “The Next Big Thing.” While research certainly has its place in any market. I think you have to play very close attention to who is putting it out and what they have to gain by giving you all these numbers.
The buzz around the IoT (Internet of Things) community is the tragic accident involving a Tesla Model S in autopilot mode that shook many people to the core. Not because it was a car accident because, unfortunately, we hear about human-error or texting, or whatever all the time, but this time this accident challenged the future of autonomous vehicles.
Just how much does fear rule our decisions when it comes to enterprise security?
Having covered the space for so long, I would be remiss if I didn’t address the major news that woke up the tech community late last week when Samsung announced that it would spend more than $1.2 billion on the IoT (Internet of Things) during the next four years. These funds are slated to go toward investments and R&D (research and development), which will no doubt spark new life on tech innovation. The IoT community could use a real shot in the arm since it has been a little stymied as of late. There is no question that a new financial boost during a time when the world is questioning economic upheaval could do much for the sector.
On The Peggy Smedley Show all month I have been talking about technology innovation and the many forms it takes. I have been interviewing some amazing men and women who have been shaping the next generation of innovation in the IoT (Internet of Things) via crowdfunding and just plain elbow grease.
While the word “crowdfunding” may only be a handful of years old, the practice of asking other people for help in the form of money or resources has been around forever. And that is simply what makes this trend so amazing.