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Kevin Benedict's Connected Globe News Weekly – May 31, 2015

Welcome to Connected Globe 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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Annual global Internet traffic will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent in the five-year period between 2014 and 2019. Daily traffic is forecast to grow from 1.4 exabytes per day in 2014 to 4.5 exabytes per day by 2019. An exabyte is equal to one billion billion bytes. Read Original Content

Technavio's analysts forecast the smart home M2M market in Western Europe to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 47.11 percent over the period 2015-2019.  Read Original Content

At its annual developer conference last week in San Francisco -- which Google said was streaming to two million people on six continents -- the company's top brass revealed key numbers showing not only the popularity of Android but also its robust expansion beyond phones and into every digital nook and cranny, such as wearables and cars. Read Original Content

Last week, at the Wearable World Congress in San Francisco, executives from Capital One, MasterCard and PayPal participated in an animated discussion about the future of mobile payments and explained why wearable technology is an important part of their companies' game plans. Read Original Content

Australia's market for wearable technologies is considered to be in its inception stage, although 2014 saw the advent of several trials and prototypes. The release of the Apple Watch on 24 April 2015 is expected to ignite interest in wearables as well as accelerate sales of wearable devices in Australia. This in turn will spur greater innovation from other players in the industry and drive new partnerships amongst vendors and distributors. Read Original Content

Martin Ford’s new book is titled “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future” which is a subject that should be far more discussed in public. Automation is just the latest attack on the American worker, who has been pummeled for decades by excessive immigration and trade deals favoring business owners. Read Original Content

The Internet of Things, or IoT — just the sheer sound of it seems so grand that many investors are confused. A new and very in-depth research report from Stifel takes a look at all the semiconductor companies involved in the IoT revolution. The analysts also handicap which companies have the most across-the-board attributes to become bigger players in this life-changing technology arena. Read Original Content

Research firm Gartner estimates that by the end of last year, there were 3.8 billion connected things out there—smart cars, smoke detectors, door locks, industrial robots, streetlights, heart monitors, trains, wind turbines, even tennis racquets and toasters. By 2020, Gartner estimates there will be 25 billion of these smart devices. Read Original Content

The IoT is a vision of ubiquitous connectivity driven by one basic idea: screens are not the only gateway to the ultimate network of networks. With sensors, code and infrastructure, any object – from a car, to a cat, to a barcode – can become networked. But the question we need to ask is: should they be? And, if so, how? Read Original Content

Here is a look at eleven things to consider before deploying a machine-to-machine project at your firm. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.