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As M2M continues to grow, expand and further mature, one can only imagine powerful acquisitions are bound to take place. As such, a provider of big data analytics solutions yesterday revealed its strategic acquisition of a mobile data monetization and marketing analytics company.

The number of connected devices is estimated to double over the next eight years to 50 billion globally, according to the trade body for mobile operators GSMA and Machina Research.

The modern M2M communication offers new business opportunities and connections between consumers and producers. It allows enables communication between wireless and wired systems. In recent M2M news, Telefonica Digital, one of the largest private telecommunications companies in the world, has introduced Smart M2M, its new best-in-class, Web-based platform for the connectivity, management and control of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

With costs of deploying RFID technology decreasing, more and more companies are showing interest in deploying this technology. That is mainly because RFID technology can help and reduce warehouse and distribution costs and improve forecasting and planning. Looking to increase the availability of its products in stores, Marks & Spencer PLC has expanded its RFID supply contract with Avery Dennison. Marks & Spencer has been making use of the technology services by Avery Dennison for nine years now.

Quake Global, Inc., a global provider of satellite and terrestrial asset tracking and monitoring technology to the Machine to Machine (M2M) market, has acquired Washington D.C. based ODIN Technologies, Inc.

Just a few years ago, the idea of phoning in your job was not generally accepted as either ambitious or efficient. Now, thanks to special apps and hardware, it's the smart thing to do.

Gemalto, an international company which provides digital security software applications, is contributing to saving the Brazilian rainforest with its new Cinterion M2M technology. The Netherlands-based Gemalto was founded in 2006 through the merger of two companies, Axalto and Gemplus International. By 2011, the company became the world leader in digital security, reporting earned revenue that year of $2 billion and employing more than 10 thousand people, with offices in 43 countries.

M2M communication services draw great attention these days. Comparing it with traditional H2H (Human to Human), M2M comes with new problems and should change network technologies in several aspects. M2M technology provider, Jasper Wireless, has launched M2M Catalyst, a program to let partner operators establish and capitalize on new services for connected devices.

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