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September 16, 2019
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After conquering smartphones, PopSocket sets its sights on beverages

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In its first half-decade of existence, PopSocket has grown into one of the most popular — and imitated — smartphone accessories on the market. In 2018 alone, the company genera....

July 28, 2019
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Elk, a blockchain dev board for decentralized IoT, launches on Kickstarter

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Hardware developers toying with the idea of building physical stuff that can plug into the decentralized world of blockchain should point their eyes at Elk: A dev board in the maki....

June 27, 2019
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EU opens formal antitrust probe of Broadcom and seeks interim order

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The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into US chipmaker Broadcom which it suspects of restricting competition via a number of exclusivity practices in markets ....

June 25, 2019
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Samsung releases a trio of smart home products

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Samsung’s approach to the smart home has been — “uneven” seems like a nice way of putting it. None of this has really been helped along by the fact that Bixby and the compa....

June 18, 2019
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Meet Hatch Baby’s portable, WiFi-enabled sleep device Rest+

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Menlo Park-based Hatch Baby has prided itself on introducing “smart” nursery devices — including Grow, a changing pad with a built-in scale and Rest, a device doubling as a s....

June 15, 2019
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Helium launches $51M-funded ‘LongFi’ IoT alternative to cellular

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With 200X the range of Wi-Fi at 1/1000th of the cost of a cellular modem, Helium’s “LongFi” wireless network debuts today. Its transmitters can help track stolen scooters, f....

May 6, 2019
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Brand new fiber link from Alaska to US will carry 100 terabits over the Yukon

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Alaska is disconnected from the rest of the U.S. in a lot of ways — that’s kind of the point of Alaska. But giving residents the choice to participate in the modern online worl....

February 16, 2019
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Eight Sleep unveils The Pod, a bed that’s smarter about temperature

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Smart mattress company Eight Sleep is announcing its newest product today, The Pod. Co-founder and CEO Matteo Franceschetti described it, succinctly, as “Nest for your bed.” Ei....

February 12, 2019
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Amazon is buying home mesh router startup, Eero

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Amazon is about to expand its smart home offerings in a big way. The company just announced its intention to acquire Bay Area-based home mesh router startup, Eero. It’s a pretty ....

January 24, 2019
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Guest WiFi for Bars, Cafes & Restaurants Increases Profits

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WiFi marketing can provide bars, cafes and restaurant marketing professionals the solution they’ve been searching for. It is a relatively new marketing channel that can lead to h....