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Rethink IoT News ATW 236: Around The Web Roundup

­ // M&A, Strategies, Alliances // BlackBerry has acquired Cylance for $1.4bn, an AI and ML specialist that BlackBerry will put to work in its device security and services offerings. Nuance Communications is spinning off its Automotive segment, planning to float Nuance Auto as a pure-play firm, used in 50mn new cars annually with $279mn annual revenues. There are lots of regulations to clear, first. Lowe’s is looking to offload its Iris smart home device family. Aviva has acquired Neos, a small insurance company that has made a name for itself by bundling smart home devices in with its insurance offerings. Apple has acquired Silk Labs, a smart home startup that was developing AI-augmented smart home devices, which will likely…

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