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Creativity Rules at Internet of Things World Hackathon

What would you create if you were given a development kit, a team of strangers and a deadline?

Nine teams accepted that challenge at the hackathon event during the Internet of Things World conference last week in Palo Alto, Calif.

Participants were encouraged to team up by interest. They were armed with 30 hours of project time and development tools from companies like Broadcom, which handed out 50 of its WICED connectivity platforms to potential participants: 25 WICED™ Wi-Fi  and …

Vijay Nagarajan in The Beacon: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac: One Year in, Much to Celebrate

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in the Wi-Fi Alliance’s blog The Beacon, in which Vijay Nagarajan, Director of Product Marketing for Broadcom Corporation’s Wireless Connectivity Group, talks about the anniversary of 802.11ac being certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

From The Beacon:

One thing worth celebrating this month—in the high-tech industry, that is—is the one-year anniversary of  Wi-Fi …

Reinier van der Lee in Re/Code: “Cut the Cord for Good”

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in Re/Code, in which Reinier van der Lee, Director of Product Marketing at Broadcom, talks about the future of wireless charging.

From Re/Code:

The Internet of Things looms as possibly the most disruptive shift in technology since the creation of the Internet itself. Analysts estimate that up to 30 billion devices will …

Big Week for a Little Computer: Raspberry Pi Gets a Royal Reception; 3 Million Sold

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer got a royal reception last week by none other than Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.

Broadcom technical director and Raspberry Pi co-creator Eben Upton showcased the Raspberry Pi among the UK’s most promising technologies at the U.K. Tech Reception. The event was held at Buckingham Palace, where the Queen turned out to learn about homegrown innovations like the $25 Pi.

The team from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a Cambridge, U.K.-based group that aims to …

Greg Fischer in ECN Magazine: “The Answer to the Internet of Things Spectrum Crunch”

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in ECN Magazine, in which Greg Fischer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access at Broadcom talks about the role small cells will play in how wireless networks enable the “Internet of Things”.

From ECN Magazine:

Recently, the technology industry has been abuzz with talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), …

World Cup Brazil: The Beautiful Game in Beautiful Ultra High Definition

For TV-watching soccer fans of the “beautiful game” in Brazil — the World Cup runneth over.

That means for millions of soccer fans, it doesn’t get any better than 64 soccer games packed into a single month in your home country.

But what if they could watch the final nail-biting matches gorgeously rendered in up to 8 million pixels?

Thanks to a partnership between Broadcom, Elemental and Brazil’s Globosat, they can.

Broadcom said today it’s set to enable satellite …

Broadcom’s Eben Upton Named Hero of the Fortune 500 for Raspberry Pi

When you alter the way kids learn about technology, people are bound to take notice.

This week, Fortune recognized Broadcom technical director Eben Upton as one of its “Heroes of the Fortune 500” for getting a low-cost, pocket-sized computer into the hands of programming students around the world.  

The Heroes of the Fortune 500 recognizes 50 employees of Fortune 500 companies that use their professional skills and expertise to actively participate in their local communities.

They’re an esteemed bunch: …

Fortune: Heroes of the Fortune 500 Profile on Eben Upton

Editor’s Note: The Fortune writeup of Eben Upton’s “Heroes of the Fortune 500″ is accessible by subscription only. We’ve excerpted it below. 

Like many children of 1980s Britain, Eben Upton learned to program on a BBC Microcomputer — a hands-on machine that was widely available in schools and proved a valuable introduction to his future career.

Yet by 2006, he and colleagues at Cambridge, where Upton completed his Ph.D., had noticed a steep drop-off in applicants to the

Rajiv Kapur in Cable Quest: “Developers are Providing Seamless Connectivity Throughout the Home”

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in Cable Quest India, in which Rajiv Kapur, Senior Director of Business Development at Broadcom, talks about understanding the role of wearable technology in healthcare.

From Cable Quest India:

Marketers no longer have to conduct marketing studies to prove that consumers have an insatiable appetite for smart devices, along with the world of …

Nick Ilyadis in Network Computing: “NFV is Flexible, Cost-Effective, Scalable, and Secure”

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in Network Computing, in which Nick Ilyadis, Vice President & CTO, Infrastructure & Networking Group, talks about the trends and benefits of network virtualization.

From Network Computing:

These days, millions of consumers and businesses are connected to a network in one form or another. As a result, the systems and datacenters used …

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