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November 29, 2012
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Creating Wireless Connectivity Everywhere

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  • IMS predicts a surge in M2M links
    The number of machine-to-machine connections will surge over the next four years as mobile operators expand their service offerings and regulators promote programs such as eCall in Europe, an IMS Research report predicts. IMS forecasts that the number of M2M links will grow to 326 million by 2016, more than triple the number from 2011. "Mobile operators are not simply providing managed connectivity services to the cellular M2M market but increasingly are 'connecting the dots' among M2M ecosystem players," IMS analyst Sam Lucero said. (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • GE bets on M2M with "industrial Internet" strategy
    General Electric has unveiled a suite of solutions based on machine-to-machine technology designed to boost operational efficiency across a range of industries and save companies and consumers millions of dollars a year. The company's "industrial Internet" initiative is composed of nine solutions designed to optimize networks, assets, plants and facilities in the energy, health care, transportation and manufacturing sectors. ZDNet (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AT&T joins CBS, Stageside in concert-streaming venture
    AT&T is joining CBS Interactive and Stageside Productions to launch a service that will stream live concerts to devices across the carrier's mobile network. "Stageside Live from Austin" will stream its first concert on Dec. 5 from "Austin City Limits Live" in Austin, Texas. Multichannel News (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  • Apple's Siri, Sprint system infiltrate new GM, Chrysler models
    Smartphone applications will take center stage in General Motors' new Chevrolet Spark and Sonic small cars as well as Chrysler's 2013 Ram 1500 truck and SRT Viper, according to reports from the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Chevrolet will introduce full functionality from Apple's Siri personal assistant in those two models. Sprint Nextel is showing off its Velocity in-vehicle communications system at the show that will allow Android and iOS smartphones to control certain functions. CNET (11/27), USA Today (11/27), Computerworld (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Research 
  • Mobile shopping to drive surge in holiday e-commerce, analysts say
    More consumers are expected to turn to mobile devices for their holiday shopping this year, a trend that could drive a double-digit increase in retail sales this season, analysts say. Doug Anmuth of JPMorgan Chase says shopping on mobile devices will account for 12% of e-commerce sales this season as more retailers turn to social-networking sites such as Facebook to engage consumers. Chicago Tribune/Reuters (tiered subscription model) (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Companies see connected toys as their next big playground
    Toy companies believe machine-to-machine technology will move their new generation of products across generations: They have begun investing in connected toys that would link to Wi-Fi networks. For example, Meccano has developed a surveillance robot that users control via a Wi-Fi connection. "Mobile devices and smartphones are giving children more ways to play than ever before," said Scott Jochim, the founder of Digital Tech Frontier, whose POPAR Toys unit is making augmented-reality technology a major part of its product line. (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AT&T Emerging Device News 
  • Register now for the 2013 AT&T Developer Summit
    Developers -- hear from top AT&T and industry executives, help create new apps in the Hackathon and rock out with the Killers at the seventh-annual AT&T Developer Summit, to be held Jan. 5 to 7 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Interested developers can get more information and register at LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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