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ICYMI through April 26, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 05/03/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Did the moon hire a new marketing agency? We’re in the middle of four “supermoons” in a row, with the “pink moon” primed for viewing tonight. Most years we only have one or two supermoons, but the new hypesters ordered four in a row. Perhaps everybody’s focusing on Mars lately with its new Ingenuity helicopter, and the moon is saying, “Hey, remember me?”

Get your popcorn ready to screen a new video from Microsoft’s Channel 9 titled, “Update IoT devices in an ISA-095 Industrial network.”

Seeking Alpha offers investors insight on how IoT helped Avnet profits.

We know more IoT devices mean more attack vectors but a new whitepaper from ABI Research says the 23 billion IoT connections by 2026 will also bring substantial revenue to security and management providers.

RFID Journal echoes what many of us have been saying for a while: “The Internet of Things Is Finally Mainstream.”

This week’s comment on IoT in logistics comes from Global Trade Magazine.

Silicon Labs (in Austin, Texas, not Silicon Valley) agreed to sell its infrastructure and automotive business for $2.75 billion in order to focus on its growing IoT business.

Is the “casino fish thermometer” hack from 2018 story every going to fade away?

Sad, but IoT attack activity in 2020 surged and surged again, according to Security Intelligence.

The National Law Review believes the new IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 will address and stop problems like the NAME:WRECK vulnerability soon. Fingers crossed.

In the U.K., manufacturers will have to warn customers when their IoT device will stop getting security updates and offer some more help.

Yahoo Finance brings us our new IoT acronym mashup for the week: IoT4Ag, or Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture. FYI, that group is growing.

Kajeet, makers of SmartSpot and other mobile IoT connectivity tools and services, just entered the U.K. market.

ADTRAN’s new 7310-08 LoRaWAN IoT Gateway is small, Bluetooth-enabled, based on LoRaWAN tech, and can run via PoE.

Will blockchain help or hurt IoT? BBN Times says it will help.

Soracom’s eSIM is now generally available, making it easier to use the eSIM across a range of IoT devices.

Folks in real estate management were early IoT adopters, and some are making serious coin, like SmartRent, which is going public via a $2.2 billion merger with the Fifth Wall Acquisition SPAC. describes how IoT will change the real-time analytics world.

Yep, commercial bakeries are big on IoT, too.

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Hoping to help the COVID-19 surge in India and other places, a smart stethoscope will reveal insights via telemedicine.