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The 10 Top IoT News Stories Of 2020

Private equity sales, vendors pushing pause on facial recognition and a massive semiconductor acquisition deal were among this year’s largest news stories in the IoT market.

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Big Developments Across The IoT Landscape

The coronavirus pandemic may have taken an economic toll on the IoT market this year, but 2020 still saw several significant developments in the space, including big acquisitions, large funding rounds and other events that will leave a mark on the way people think about IoT devices and applications.

This year’s biggest IoT news stories included an acquisition and a new platform launch by Microsoft’s Azure Division, a massive funding round for an IoT startup, two IoT security vendors being sold to private equity firms, vendors pushing pause on facial recognition software, a new IoT security bill being signed into law and a massive semiconductor acquisition that could shake up the entire industry.

[Related: The 10 Coolest IoT Startups Of 2020 ]

What follows are the 10 top IoT news stories of 2020.

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