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Rethink IoT News ATW 218: Around The Web Roundup

// M&A, Strategies, Alliances // JDA Software has acquired Blue Yonder, a German retail software provider that JDA hopes will boost its logistics and supply chain offering – with some notable AI-based systems. Amazon is buying PillPack, an online drugstore that has been disrupting conventional retailers. With $100m in revenue, and $118m in funding, Amazon apparently paid $1bn. Engie has acquired Flashnet, a Romanian startup that specializes in energy management systems for cities. It’s a 60% stake, but the sum paid is undisclosed. // Networks, Protocols, & Wireless // Sequans and NTT Docomo have partnered, to accelerate the adoption of NB-IoT in Japan, using Sequans’ Monarch silicon platform. The two previously worked on LTE-M too. Apple has ditched Intel for…

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