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Helium launches $51M-funded ‘LongFi’ IoT alternative to cellular

With 200X the range of Wi-Fi 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 …

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Weighing Peloton’s opportunity and risks ahead of IPO

u00a0Should it be a non-profit or something like that? Some of our best successes for instance are in education.u201dn n The situation is especially sad because the public was still enthusiastic about Maker Mediau2019s products u00a0Dougherty said that despite rain, Maker Faireu2019s big Bay Area event last week met its …

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Maker Faire halts operations and lays off all staff

Financial troubles have forced Maker Media, the company behind crafting publication MAKE: magazine as well as the science and art festival Maker Faire, to lay off its entire staff of 22 and pause all operations. TechCrunch was tipped off to Maker Media’s unfortunate situation which was then confirmed by the …

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