Startup Digest

Internet of Things

September 30, 2016

The latest IoT startups, investments, and trends.

Internet of Things Startup Digest is curated by:
Michael Kruk

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How mobile commerce really works

Americans are now doing almost 33% of their online shopping on mobile devices. But what happens when you click “buy” isn’t as simple as it seems. A lot has to happen at lightning speed, with ironclad security, for mobile commerce to work. Check out this infographic, which lays out the entire process, by clicking here.

Want to support diversity in tech?

Throughout September, Betabrand will donate $5 from every Dress Pant Yoga Pants purchase to the Techstars Foundation, a nonprofit working to improve diversity in technology entrepreneurship.

Luma Nabs Another $7 Million in Funding from Andreessen Horowitz and GV

Connie Loizos - TechCrunch

“Unlike a smart thermostat, a wireless router isn’t option; it’s something that everyone needs”

HackTrain 2.0 Hackathon UK

The HackTrain UK this 4th of November (IoT reading list subscribers get travel subsidy of up to £40 if selected to participate).

"Launch apps and websites whilst on a moving train. A unique and immersive 48-hour hackathon on a train where 120 developers, designers and entrepreneurs build products for a whole industry whilst on a journey around Europe."

Winners get a paid trip to Hong Kong!

Thalmic Labs, Maker of High-Tech Muscle-Controlled Armband, Raises $120M from Amazon, Other High-Profile Investors

Monica Nickelsburg - GeekWire

Amazon Alexa Fund, Intel Capital, and Fidelity Investments Canada lead Thalmic Labs' Series B round.

"used by surgeons in Spain to navigate medical slides while performing surgery"

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