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What in the #IoT is that??

A question many companies are asking right now. The endless debate about data collection and use is continually growing and Internet of Things stakeholders are asking: What should we do with all this data? A recent survey from Dimensional Research sponsored by ParStream titled Internet of Things (IoT) Meets Big Data and Analytics revealed that 94% of companies or stakeholders that are involved in some way with IoT projects face challenges collecting and analyzing data in a timely fashion. Why is this a problem? Imagine having servers with gigantic amounts of IoT data stashed away in some warehouse, waiting for someone to make sense of it, and inform you promptly about whether or not your connected home is overheated (hey Nest users!) or if someone is stealing your valuables (hey there Canary fans!).

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The real benefit of LTE Direct vs. other proximity-based technologies

Accuracy. Privacy. Efficiency.

On Tuesday, July 14th, Google announced it was making available its Nearby Messages proximity API for developers, stating the technology can allow data sharing between nearby devices. As much of the things that Google does, it scales upon existing technologies (i.e. iBeacon) and makes them leaner, more accessible, and they usually add a sexy little feature to it. In this case, inaudible sound communication. How reliable is this and will developers embrace it? It still needs to be tested. However, as the pioneers and advocates we are of the LTE Direct technology developed by Qualcomm, we have some interesting arguments to suggest that LTE Direct might have better features and functionality than other technologies.

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Empowering citizens with #ProximityServices – SXSW 2015

New York City in the Age of Proximity

New York City in the Age of Proximity

Imagine New York City as a supremely intelligent device that constantly communicates, understands, broadcasts and shares relevant information with its citizens. Imagine the MTA, for instance, communicating in real time with its passengers, suggesting which bus or train to take while considering weather reports, accidents, or fastest routes. The power and reach of proximity services in cities is now possible through new device-to-device communication technologies and apps such as LTE Direct and Compass.to, that allow our cities to become smart and let inhabitants take true advantage of the data that surrounds them while helping them make the right choices.

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