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ICYMI Through December 12, 2022

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 12/20/2022
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Dig out your snowshoes or galoshes, depending, this week, as Winter Storm Diaz (does every weather event get a name now?) starts the week with blizzards in the Rockies and High Plains and thunderstorms and tornadoes farther south. Both will bulldoze across the county and finish the week dumping snow in the Northeast. These newsbits are both warm and dry, so enjoy.

IoT Connectivity-as-a-Service (IoT CaaS) global provider KORE and Google Cloud inked a market alliance to deliver IoT to global businesses.

A new Parks Associates consumer survey found that 54% of US Internet households think their electric bills are too high, and hope energy management tools appear quickly. Only half complain?

Parks Associates also examined the Smart Garage Solutions market, and 7-9% of U.S. Internet households own a smart garage door opener, but 20% of owners haven’t connected it to the Internet. Guilty, but not sorry.

Have we gone from “IoT’s even better than sliced bread” to “Why It’s Too Early to Write Off the Internet of Things.” Entrepreneur Magazine offers up its argument.

Vanilla+ proposes a competing viewpoint and claims, “IoT Gets Ready for the Big Time.” One big improvement? The debut of eSIM cards to solve the interoperability issue.

The Times of India outlines IoT’s impact on the financial services sector in the country.

Over in Israel, the Jerusalem Post offers this week’s security warning about IoT, pointing out that we’re developing tech faster than we can secure that tech.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) believes IoT can improve services, but details multiple risks of cyberattacks.

No surprise that agritech fans are complaining that low bandwidth slows IoT advances on the farm. Who says their network is too fast? Nobody, but rural areas still often lack coverage.

RT Insights lists top IoT sectors to watch, including oil and gas and healthcare. We agree that “IoT isn’t even close to realizing its potential yet.”

One of the more interesting smart city projects we follow is the Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners (Georgia, because Peachtree). The lab made an appearance at the 2022 Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Smart Cities World examines a Swedish company, Nordic Propeye, that uses IoT over a LoRa network and AI to cut energy costs in commercial buildings between 15-30%.

Renewable Energy Magazine says IoT connects devices and collects data in ways that weren’t possible before and boost renewable energy management.

Yes, IoT innovations power anti-theft systems for cars, according to a GlobalData report.

RFID Journal offers ways that IoT and RFID systems can work together to modernize the supply chain.

Wyld Networks launched its new satellite IoT service that will offer low earth orbit networking to connect data at low power levels.

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Just in time for Christmas, a gift for your IoT-leaning geek buddies. looks at the new Raspberry Pi SBC shipment of 100,000 units to resellers in time for the holidays, including the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2GB and 4GB.