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Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of June 15, 2014

Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly (formerly M2M News Weekly), an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global M2M market in the retail industry to grow at a CAGR of 34.14 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing use of electronic payment. Read Original Content

According to a recent report of GSMA, Asia has emerged as the world's largest M2M market with an astounding 40 percent share. Within Asia, China alone accounts for over 25 percent of global M2M connections. Read Original Content

Benefitting from the sheer scale of the Chinese market, China Mobile is the global M2M connections leader, with over 32 million M2M connections served in 2013. Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

The number of machine-to-machine connections in the world will almost match the population by 2018, helping to drive IP traffic upwards, Cisco recently predicted. Read Original Content

Telefonica is set to embark on a roadshow in a bid to convince Spain's electricity companies of the viability of the smart meter system the company is rolling out in the UK. The Spanish government's reform of the electricity sector will require the replacement of up to 18 million mechanical meters with smart meters, according to Spanish business daily Expansion. Read Original Content
According to Market Publishers, the global wireless M2M market is poised for growth at a 21 percent CAGR in the next six years, and by 2020 it is expected to reach a value of USD $196 billion. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Navigant Research, annual utility spending on SGaaS technology will grow from $1.7 billion in 2014 to $11.2 billion in 2023--totaling $57.6 billion over that period. Read Original Content

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global smart cities market is expected to reach a value of USD $1,265.85 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 14.0 percent from 2013 to 2019. Read Original Content

Google Inc. is looking to make a deeper push into the billion-dollar U.S. energy market by developing tools to deliver power more efficiently, Bloomberg News said, citing people familiar with the plans. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Connected Living Room Market is expected to cross $957.65 billion by 2020, growing at a single digit rate from 2014 to 2020. Read Original Content

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