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ICYMI Through August 9, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 08/16/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

The Tokyo 2020 +1 Olympics exploded all the closing ceremony fireworks, and the U.S. won the most medals total and of each flavor. The women brought home gold in events like canoe 120-meter sprint (Nevin Harrison), skeet shooting (Amber English), surfing (Carissa Moore), Taekwondo 57kg class (Anastasija Zolotic), and wrestling 68kg freestyle (Tamyra Mehsah-Stock). We’re guessing none of these gold medal women got a minute of TV airtime, so congrats.

Developers working on IoT edge projects should tune in to the new Microsoft Channel 9 Internet of Things show on “EFLOW and WSL for IoT edge development.”

SpaceX made its first public acquisition, and it makes perfect vertical integration sense because it’s Swarm Technologies. The nanosat IoT startup makes Internet access satellites that weigh less than a pound each.

BBN Times wants us to know “The Internet of Things is a Lot More Than Just Sensors.”

Folks are working to improve industrial wireless networks, based on technologies you probably already know, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular, and Zigbee.

Logistics fans may like this story about IoT-enabled temperature-controlled cargo with real-time supply chain visibility at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, from the Times of India.

EE Times has a long interview with Qualcomm’s John Smee, who says 5G and Qualcomm chips will turn the IoT into the Internet of Everything.

SupplyChainBrain loves the IoT, but says we need to automate it.

Ivanti Wavelink, the supply chain business unit of Ivanti, acquired the Industrial IoT network owned by the WIIO Group, an Ivanti Wavelink partner. Goal? A 360 degree view of all a company’s IIoT equipment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

RSA business NetWitness just introduced NetWitness IoT, a SaaS-native application that provides visibility across IoT and OT systems.

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A LoRa mesh network can cover a wide area for not many dollars or resources, and shows how to control devices using this private network option.