Authors Posts by Freddie Roberts

Freddie Roberts

237 POSTS
Reporter for Internet of Business

Trend Micro launches $100 million venture fund with focus on IoT

Japanese cybersecurity software specialist Trend Micro has launched a $100 million corporate venture fund targeting start-ups in growing markets, such as the Internet of...

ABB innovation challenge sees six start-ups win funding

Swiss-Swedish power and automation company ABB and IdeaHub, an innovation platform, have identified six start-ups for funding via an 'innovation challenge'. The two companies kicked...

Amazon patents inner-city drone delivery towers

Online retailer turned technology giant Amazon has applied for a patent for a multi-level fulfillment center to support its drone delivery business. The patent, published...

Liverpool’s Sensor City aims to be “global hub” for sensor technologies

The Sensor City facility, a collaborative venture between Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool, has appointed Alison Mitchell as its executive director. Mitchell,...

UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund opens for business

The UK government's flagship Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is now open to applications from businesses and researchers. The fund was announced last year by...

UK insurance market lags on digital, says LexisNexis

The UK insurance market needs to adopt digitization faster – or risk losing out to new, more automated players, according to a new study...

Inmarsat: IoT ‘essential’ to digital transformation strategies

For businesses aiming for digital transformation, the IoT is now the leading technology to deploy, according to research from global mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat. As...

Honda forced to shut down plant due to ransomware infection

Japanese automotive company Honda was forced to halt production at one of its manufacturing plants when it discovered the WannaCry ransomware virus had infected...

Bosch makes historic investment in IoT with new wafer fab

German engineering company Bosch has placed a big bet on the future value of the IoT, with a €1 billion investment to build a...

Honeywell’s IoT Connected Aircraft takes flight

Industrial automation company Honeywell has taken its Boeing 757 IoT-connected test aircraft on a tour, in order to showcase its promise for the flying...

Start-up of the month: IoTium – time for network-as-a-service

Internet of Business speaks with Ron Victor, CEO and founder of network-as-a-service provider IoTium, about how a new way to acquire network infrastructure could...

With machine learning, Control F1 recognizes drivers within minutes

Digital technology company Control F1 has this week been granted a worldwide patent for its machine learning system for driver recognition. The system supposedly uses...