ICON Health & Fitness Moving from Exercise into Sleep

ICON Health & Fitness, while its name may not be recognized by most, has been a major player in the exercise industry since the late 1970s. ICON is the parent company of well known brands including NordiTrack, ProFrom, Freemotion,…

What is Siemens’ Biotech Strategy

Siemens is well known known for two things - industrial automation and medical diagnostics, particularly imaging. As they have grown to a company with hundreds of thousands of employees, they have been known for doing these two things…

Deep Instinct and CyVent Join Forces

Deep Instinct, founded in 2015 as the first company to apply deep learning to cybersecurity, has added another partnership to their list. Reported on previously when they partnered with HP, they have now announced a new partnership with…

$7.75 million Air Force contract

A $7.75 million Air Force Research Lab contract has been awarded to AX Enterprize and Thales USA. They will use state-of-the-art air traffic management (ATM) systems to investigate how civilian and military UASs will safely coexist…

ABB is power selling

ABB has been actively narrowing its business focus, and most recently began the sale of its power-conversion unit that helps telecom and tech companies run infrastructure and use energy more efficiently. The unit had been acquired last…

Perlin acquires Dispatch Labs

Singapore-based blockchain company Perlin has acquired San Francisco-based blockchain startup Dispatch Labs last week. The startup had been struggling with losses despite extensive investment and a recovering cryptocurrency market, so it…

UPS’s drone subsidiary takes flight

Building upon its partnership with Matternet for medical applications of drone delivery, UPS recently launched its drone delivery subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward. It may receive FAA certification for multiple drones and pilots as early as…

A solar-powered car that doesn’t scream solar

Aesthetics have always been a nagging problem for solar panels, evinced by Tesla's continuous efforts to make them look like normal roof tiles. Hyundai recently revealed more information about its new hybrid vehicle that tackles this…

Tesla Model Y uses less wiring than ever

Tesla continues to change the game of the automobile industry. Tesla noticed that as cars became more complicated, so did the wiring architecture. Wiring harnesses continued to be added as more communication and signals were being…

Tesla reveals how it will use the camera inside Model 3

Tesla, Inc. has revealed how it plans to use the cabin-facing camera within the Model 3. The car has been in production since 2017, and every Model 3 has been equipped with this standard camera located in the rearview mirror. The car…

Why has Limelight entered Edge Computing?

Limelight Networks is primarily a content provider (content delivery network) who is focused on decreasing latency. As a result, they have moved into edge cloud infrastructure-as-a-service. Utilizing a private fiber backbone, they have…

Edge Computing sees lots of small players

There are many start-ups and interesting companies appearing in the edge computing space, and not all have published patent documents. This may reflect a greater trend in the industry of companies forming partnerships to bring their edge…

Red Hat and IBM join forces

Announced in 2018, the acquisition of Red Hat by IBM shocked many, and the results of this recently completed acquisition will be felt in the Edge Computing Sector. Red Hat is known for its cloud infrastructure software and is the industry…

Tesla Portfolio Overview

Tags and their Meaning: Body - relating to the different parts integrated within the body of a vehicle  Electronics - relating to the electronics utilized within the vehicle  Powertrain - relating to the main structure that…

Vapor IO forming strategic partnerships

Vapor IO currently leads the market in providing micro data centers at the edge of the wireless network. Their Kinetic Edge colocations place IT equipment at the base of cell towers and nearby aggregation hubs. Vapor IO also boasts they've…

Automated Tire Sensors Overview

Tags and their Meaning: Temperature - obtaining the temperature of a tire through sensors  Load - obtaining tire load through sensors  Pressure - obtaining tire pressure through sensors  Tread - tracking or measuring tire…

Automated Transcription A.I. from Verbit

Verbit, one of the notable small enterprises in closed captioning, is based in NYC and Tel Aviv. Its customized approach to closed captioning metadata handling ensures complete accuracy for clients by incorporating human teaching for…

Edge Computing Platform

Purpose: This sector provides context to the growing edge computing sector, specifically for the distribution of computing resources.  Scope of Analysis: This sector considers the IoT, but only as far as edge computing for the IoT,…

Security Firm Group-IB Files First Patent App

Group-IB is a Russian company focused on the detection and prevention of cyberattacks. Their premier product, Group-IB Threat Intelligence, was featured by Gartner in 2015 as one of the top 7 global threat intelligence solutions. The…

IBM Watson will return to basics

IBM Watson has been all over the place in the past couple of years, reaching into many different health fields, from cancer research to care delivery, and has reached few goals. The company's IP filings demonstrate this, with filings in…

Online Multimedia Collaboration and Commerce

Purpose This sector focuses on having a platform that enables remote collaboration on a multimedia project, as well as the ability to distribute the project securely for profit. Big Picture  The ability for artists to seek out…

Established Sleep App Files First Patent Application

DreamJay, creator of established sleep tracking app Nightly, recently filed their first patent application. Nightly has been available in the App Store and Google Play Store since 2017, and has tens of thousands of downloads. However, in…

Cloud-Based Analytics for Voice-to-Text Overview

Purpose Utilizing A.I. and machine learning to generate accurate, descriptive text from speech in real time or near-real time.  Big Picture  A.I. and cloud-based analytics are becoming the standard in text accessibility…

Verizon connecting the ground and the sky

Verizon is using what it is known for—its 4G LTE network and cloud connections—to help utility companies use smart grid technology. Its Grid Wide Utility Solutions program is a cloud-based software platform that incorporates next…

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