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M2M News Weekly - Week of November 28, 2011

Welcome to 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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Smarter Car and LightSquared are creating an in-vehicle solution that enables dealers and drivers to leverage critical data including location sharing, vehicle maintenance diagnostics and in-car applications via smartphones, tablets or PCs. Read Original Content

According to Nerac, a research and advisory firm, market for remote monitoring of medical patients is forecast to reach $5.1 billion by 2013, up from $3.6 billion in 2007. Read Original Content

Machina Research expects the automotive M2M sector to generate 157 billion euros in revenue in 2020, up from 10 billion euros in 2010. The biggest revenue generating segments will be security and tracking, emergency assistance, navigation and insurance. Read Original Content

Tech Endeavour structures a mobile application as a multi-layered application consisting of user experience, business, and data layers. The mobile application development process starts with definition of the mobile application, understanding key components, learning scenarios where it will be used, learning key patterns and technology considerations as well as identifying specific scenarios such as deployment, power usage and synchronization.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Tech Endeavour, http://www.techendeavour.com/.

Population increases in Australia and a rapid growth of M2M links using mobile networks are among the factors that will see the total number of mobile subscriptions rocket up to 35 million by 2015. Read Original Content

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British energy regulator Ofgem has awarded almost $90 million to six high-voltage network smart grid pilot projects as the UK continues to upgrade their energy infrastructure. Read Original Content

According to Glenn Lurie of AT&T, within the next four years all new cars will be embedded with wireless technology as connected cars become more popular. Read Original Content

Intel Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation have announced that they are working together to define next-generation in-vehicle infotainment systems that will enable new usage models for mobile device connectivity in the car. Read Original Content

The advanced water metering market, using M2M technology to track water volume and distribution, is estimated at nearly 5.5 million global shipments in 2010, and is expected to reach 10 million shipments annually in 2016. North America continues to be the largest market for these smart meters. Read Original Content

AT&T is in the process of developing a home energy management service, which it plans to market to its wireless and wireline customers, according to AT&T Executive Director of Public Policy Jeffery Dygert. Read Original Content

Research and Markets has released a report that highlights the smart grid market in the Asia-Pacific region. The region is expected to experience massive growth in the upcoming few years. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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