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Riot 296 Around The Web Roundup

­ // M&A, Strategies, Alliances // AB InBev, Bosch, and ZF have joined the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), and IIoT effort that is not at all open and was founded by Microsoft and BMW. This might be the start of a momentum shift for the OMP, which had stagnated. Alphabet’s Loon and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile have formed a new industry alliance, which looks like an extension of their previous partnership. The new HAPS Alliance includes AeroVironment, Airbus Defence and Space, Bharti Airtel, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Intelsat, Nokia, SoftBank and Telefonica – which will work on Hight Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) technologies. Bosch has consolidated all its IoT efforts into a new subsidiary, Bosch.IO, which includes its Bosch IoT Suite,…

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