Posted by Larry Dodds

LPWAN & Location: Choosing The Best Option For Your Use Case

As you probably know, low-power wide area networks (LPWAN) came about as a result of the need for IoT devices to be smaller and cheaper, while also maintaining battery efficiency and still meeting all form requirements. By providing long-distance, low-power, low-bandwidth communication, LPWANs meet the operating needs of many IoT use cases. It reduces both the cost and the battery consumption of the devices, which extends the life and decreases both the size and cost of the devices and their operational overhead. A big chunk of the future growth in the number of IoT devices is expected to come from low-power wide area networks. By 2025, it is expected that more than 2 billion devices will be connected through LPWAN.

Posted by Brittany Dervan

Coachella 2019: Foot Traffic Trends

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Coachella takes place every year in Indio, C alifornia, which is located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California’s Colorado Desert region. The sold - out festival was held between weekend 1 (4/12-4/14) and weekend 2 (4/19-4/21). Headliners this year included Childish Gambino, Zedd and Ariana Grande, with *NSYNC and Justin Bieber both making surprise appearances during Grande’s performances.

Posted by Brittany Dervan

What Impact Has the Stop & Shop Strike Had on Other New England Grocery Stores?

It has officially been one week since 31,000 Stop & Shop employees walked out of the 240+ stores across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island after failing to agree to a new contract between the grocer and the union representing the New England workers. Stop & Shop employees are protesting wage and benefit cuts and changes to their health care plans. Stop & Shop is the last fully-unionized grocer in New England, and the grocer has said it is proposing these changes i n order to stay competitive in the fundamentally changing food retail market. 

Posted by Nick Knellinger

Skyhook's Precision Location: Integration Options & Use Cases

It is  estimated that there will be over 75 billion connected devices worldwide  by 2025. Location has quickly become a critical component for IoT devices and connected solutions as businesses seek to extract as much value from the technology and meet consumer and partner expectations. 

Posted by Matt Kojalo

EY announces the launch of a global data science challenge to identify and develop top talent in analytics and AI

This press release originally appeared here.

Posted by Brett Wagner

Meet Skyhook at IoT World, Santa Clara, CA

The Skyhook team is heading to Santa Clara, California for IoT World from May 13th-16th, 2019.

Posted by David Bairstow

Retail & Location Terms to Know

In recent conversations we noticed we’re often get ting asked what terms like “retail site analytics”, “trade area” and “demographic analysis” mean related to our Geospatial Insights product . To address those questions , we created a glossary of all of the retail - related terms we refer to when writing about or discussing the topic. 

Posted by Melissa Burke

Skyhook Announces Collaboration with Qualcomm to Provide Integrated Location Solution Based on Snapdragon Wear Platforms

Skyhook’s Wi-Fi positioning solution enables higher accuracy and lower power solution for indoor positioning

Posted by Nick Knellinger

Partner Spotlight: Rivetz Partners with Skyhook to Provide Location to The Rivetz Network

Skyhook is excited to be partnering with Rivetzan industry pioneer of decentralized, embedded cybersecurity tools, to provide industry-leading location services to The Rivetz Network in all signal environments and regardless of GPS availability. The full announcement about the partnership can be found here