French network startup Sigfox sells access to its network for as little as $1 a month. The network works with devices such as car theft detectors, smart parking monitors and medical equipment.
A fifth country will be able to use the French company's technology for linking thermometers, medical sensors and other devices to the Net in 2016. Also: Samsung is interested.
Messages just 12 bytes long seem absurdly short for networking. But they're the foundation for this French company's growing network business.
Traditional carriers hope to profit from the push to connect all manner of electronic devices to the Net, but a French startup just took a little wind from their sails.
Net-connected "smart buttons" from carrier Telefónica let businesses tempt customers with one-touch instant gratification. Early uses are ordering pizza, hailing cabs and requesting a package pickup.
Gary Atkinson's job is to make sure the Internet of Things becomes the next big thing for chip designer ARM.
Startup bringing wearable devices to canines packs a key feature into its next device that will track a pet's location.
British company Arqiva has revealed plans for a low-power, battery-preserving network to connect up smart devices in 10 UK cities next year.
Why waste your drive time doing the actual driving, when technology can be your chauffeur? The century-old auto culture is on the verge of radical change, and you can thank Google for where it's headed.
To connect everything from roaming pets to rural fire alarms to the network, startup Sigfox thinks its low-cost narrowband network technology will be key.