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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of July 20, 2014

Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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The Internet of Things market will be worth $7.1 trillion by 2020, according to a study by the International Data Corporation. Read Original Content

Machine to Machine connections across South Africa’s automotive, retail, finance and utilities sectors are forecast to hit between six and seven million by 2018. This is according to research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the connected car M2M connections and services market in the United States will grow at a CAGR of 16.92 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the main drivers in this market is the increased awareness and demand for safety and security connected car M2M services. Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

A new research report published by Vodafone shows global M2M adoption has increased by more than 80 percent since last year, with over a fifth of companies now actively using the technology. Read Original Content

Mexico is expected to have 84.4 million M2M modules in 2018, an increase compared to 30.7 million in 2013, according to Cisco's Visual Networking Index. Read Original Content

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, around three million patients worldwide were using connected home medical monitoring devices at the end of 2013. Read Original Content
Intel's Internet of things division and the datacenter unit posted second quarter growth of 24 percent and 19 percent, respectively as the company delivered stronger-than-expected financial results. Read Original Content

Microsoft has joined what began as a Linux Foundation effort to create an open platform for the Internet of Things. It's a move that may be a telling sign regarding Microsoft's plans for home automation, and even for the Xbox. Read Original Content

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global smart grid market was valued at USD $37.7 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $118.1 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2019. Read Original Content

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