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The 10 Biggest IoT News Stories Of 2018

Major acquisitions, new products and alarmingly bad security problems were among this year's 10 biggest Internet of Things news stories.

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9. Intel Sells Industrial IoT Player Wind River

Intel decided to reduce its focus on industrial Internet of Things software with the move to sell its Wind River Systems subsidiary to private equity firm TPG Capital, a deal that was announced in April. The semiconductor giant had acquired Wind River, a maker of embedded operating systems for industrial companies, in 2009. Intel said it divested Wind River to "focus on growth opportunities that align to Intel's data-centric strategy." In an interview with CRN when the deal closed in June, Wind River CEO Jim Douglas said that his company's growth had been "hamstrung" under Intel's ownership because of conflicting priorities.

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