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Your Weekly IoT Update: May 6, 2016

We’ve scoured the Internet to help you stay informed on the latest Internet of Things news.

1. Microsoft Scoops Up IoT Firm Focused on Manufacturing, Retail


Microsoft acquired an Italian IoT cloud services provider that had been using the company's Azure cloud services.

2. Billions Spent on Driverless Cars That 75% of Americans Don’t Want


While Google predicts that 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020, many people in the U.S. are now scared of the technology.

3. State Department Exploring IoT Surveillance Network


The U.S. State Department is mulling a so-called “Wireless Intrusion Detection System” to map wireless devices located near its consulates and embassies.  

4. Intel Ditches Some Atom Mobile Chips to Focus on IoT 


After announcing its plans to lay off 12,000 workers citing the weak market for PCs, the world’s largest chip company is downplaying the smartphone market as it doubles down on the IoT and cloud projects.

5. Big Data Is Transforming How Cities Manage Traffic

American City & County 

L.A., Boston, and Houston have invested in big data platforms to help regulate traffic.

6. Honeywell Sets Up IoT Business Unit

Security Sales & Integration 

Honeywell has launched a new IIoT unit that will leverage its experience in automation and control room technology.

7. 5G Could Be Big Boost to IoT 

The fifth-generation mobile network could unleash a wave of IoT breakthroughs. 

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