Internet of Things

A new report from Juniper Research has forecast that commercial aircraft adopting in-flight wi-fi services will reach 14,419 globally by 2022, up from an estimated 5,243 in 2017. This will mean that over half of the global fleet will offer such services in 2022, compared with just under a quarter

In 2008, there were already more “things” or objects connected to the Internet than people. By 2020, it is estimated that the number of Internet-connected things will reach 50 billion. A recent research report compiled by McKinsey forecasted that the total economic impact of the IoT on the global economy


IOT spending is tipped to reach nearly US$1.4 trillion by 2021, with Asia/Pacific tipped to lead the spending. This is according to new research from IDC, who said the key metric is now dollars spent rather than devices connected. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Previous forecasts  have focussed

General Electric has unveiled new industrial applications that aim to advance the digital capabilities of its industrial customers. The industrial giant also launched a new business unit called Avitas Systems that will use predictive data analytics, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver advanced inspection services to the oil and

Smart Toy sales are set to surge and grow to $15.5 billion in hardware and app content revenues by 2022. That’s up from just under $5 billion this year. The figures are contained in a new study from Juniper Research. Smartphone-based connected toys will drive the growth along with the

Schneider Electric has developed a virtual factory to rapidly build and scale new offerings in areas such as predictive maintenance, asset monitoring and energy optimisation. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Developed in partnership with Accenture, the Schneider Electric Digital Services Factory aims to reduce the time between product

India ecommerce

Flipkart has secured the biggest investment in its 10-year history with Tencent, eBay and Microsoft between them directing $1.4 billion to India’s leading online marketplace. The latest funding round from the three global technology giants, at a post-transaction valuation of $11.6 billion, adds to an existing group of marquee investors

UnLtd, the media and marketing industry foundation, announced it has secured ten social impact partnerships for 2017. The partnerships match the talent, professional expertise and corporate social responsibility goals of leading industry brands with the specific needs of selective organisations focused on addressing youth disadvantage. The ten inaugural partners are

While much of the connected car marketing conversation focuses on the daily drive of commuters, in the industrial and military sector, growth is looking rosy. According to a study by Markets and Markets, an international research firm, the unmanned ground vehicle market is already $1.49 billion and will grow to

Ducati Corse, the racing department of Ducati Motor Holding and a world leader in sports motorcycle manufacturing, is utilising artificial intelligence and the internet of things in the testing of its MotoGP racing bikes. The company wants to make testing its race bikes faster, cheaper and more effective. It is