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GoTenna is ramping up public sector mesh networking with a $24M C round

By | Funding, Gadgets, gotenna, Government, Hardware, mesh networking, Startups, TC

GoTenna is best known for its outdoors-oriented consumer products that let you text and share locations between smartphones off the grid. But the company has found that government work — military, fire, rescue — is the real market, and is pursuing it with a vengeance on the strength of a $24 million funding round.

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Helium launches $51M-funded “LongFi” IoT alternative to cellular

By | Apps, Blockchain, Bluetooth, Chris Bruce, cryptocurrency, Enterprise, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Hardware, Helium, IoT, Mobile, Recent Funding, Shawn Fanning, Startups, TC, Transportation, Union Square Ventures, wifi

With 200X the range of WiFi at 1/1000th of the cost of a cellular modem, Helium’s “LongFi” wireless network debuts today. Its transmitters can help track stolen scooters, find missing dogs via IoT collars, and collect data from infrastructure sensors. The catch is that Helium’s tiny, extremely low-power, low-data transmission chips rely on connecting to […]

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Helium launches $51M-funded “LongFi” IoT alternative to cellular

By | Apps, Blockchain, Bluetooth, Chris Bruce, cryptocurrency, Enterprise, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Hardware, Helium, IoT, Mobile, Recent Funding, Shawn Fanning, Startups, TC, Transportation, Union Square Ventures, wifi

With 200X the range of WiFi at 1/1000th of the cost of a cellular modem, Helium’s “LongFi” wireless network debuts today. Its transmitters can help track stolen scooters, find missing dogs via IoT collars, and collect data from infrastructure sensors. The catch is that Helium’s tiny, extremely low-power, low-data transmission chips rely on connecting to […]

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