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ICYMI Through August 10, 2020

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 08/17/2020
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

It's August, it's summer, and it will be miserable outside for many, especially those in the Northeast. Get ready to pretend you're in Florida, with feels-like temperatures around 100 because of the high heat and higher humidity. Enjoy! On second thought, stay inside and catch up on all these IoT news bits.

Ever thought you'd see Microsoft bragging about powering a smart rice transplanter in Indonesia? That's one of the things Microsoft Azure Intelligent Cloud Platform is up to, working with global robotics player FJ Dynamics in this case.

Cisco offers up "A successful RFP for IoT" including five considerations for IoT at the edge.

CareSpace joined the Avnet IoTConnect Partner Program and launched the Health Band, a new wearable that tracks temperature changes. You know, like fever from COVID-19 or other things.

AutomationWorld says Industry 4.0 is here, thanks in large part to Industrial IoT.

Speaking of automation, Packaging Digest describes how IoT from Rexroth's new ctrlX automation platform will support a platform for compete automation solutions.

Forbes has an article from the CEO of Avast about IoT privacy and safety at the heart of the IoT revolution.

ReFirm Labs and Sectigo shook socially distant hands to seal a deal providing Sectigo's customers with ReFirm Labs' firmware scanning tools to detect known vulnerabilities. Be nice to see those fixed before devices are sold.

The global IoT in healthcare market will grow to $188.2 billion by 2025 according to a new report by Reportlinker.

Now the financial industry is pushing ETF funds full of IoT companies.

If your company uses nondestructive testing (NDT) ultrasonic thickness gauges for inspections, IoT is providing a bit of disruption for that market now.

Ayla Networks (IoT PaaS) and Kinetico (manufacturer of water filtration) are teaming up to improve water management systems.

Articles from outlets like InvestorPlace make us laugh with headlines like, "The 4 Best Internet of Things Stocks You Can Trust." Their startling list of companies worth your investment dollars? Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, and Qualcomm. Glad they put a spotlight on these up-and-comers nobody knows about.

The IoT Slam 2020 Virtual Conference released the list of programs and speakers.

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