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Riot 276 Around The Web Roundup

­ // M&A, Strategies, Alliances // Vivint Smart Home is being acquired by SoftBank’s Mosaic Acquisition subsidiary, in a deal that SoftBank says creates a merged entity with an enterprise value of $5.6bn, annual revenues of $1.3bn, and EBITDA of $530mn. No actual price is being given for the takeover. // LPWANs & IoT Networks // Haystack has released the HayTag 2.0, a new version of its LoRa-powered tracking tag that it is billing as the ‘most advanced GPS trackers in the world,’ as well as a new gateway. Sold as a developer kit, Haystack is hoping that its DASH7 software and firmware impresses, as the company claims to be able to extend LoRa range by 3x. The LoRa Alliance…

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