Google Cloud and Sigfox join forces to support IoT startups
To go beyond a mere technological collaboration, Sigfox and Google Cloud have
agreed to make every Sigfox Starter program member eligible for the Google Cloud
for Startups program. This includes up to US$20,000 in Google Cloud Platform and
Firebase Credits and many more benefits (subject to meeting Google Cloud
Both programs are designed to help startups build and scale their business
through respectively using Google Cloud and Sigfox technology. If you want to
benefit from this collaboration and be onboarded with Sigfox technology, feel
free to apply to the Starter program – free and open to everyone!
Customer satisfaction is a key performance indicator for Michelin when it comes
to evaluating its intercontinental sea freight flows. In order to guarantee a
high standard of service, the French tyre manufacturer wanted to ensure it had
accurate, real-time information on the whereabouts of its stock at any given
time and could inform customers immediately if there was going to be a delay to
their shipment. Majority of goods in transit are supported financially by
Michelin, so prompt delivery of shipments was also key to ensuring a healthy
cash flow for the business.
Sigfox operator SimpleCell Networks teams up with first insurance company Direct
echo in CEE to roll out cost-effective smart home protection solution
Czech Republic – July 17th, 2019 – Direct echo, Sigfox operator SimpleCell
Networks and Simple Hardware have released unique motion and water sensor
technology, including an intuitive mobile app developed by Direct echo, to alert
people to adverse events that might be going on in their home. In the future,
Direct insurance wants to offer this service along-side its insurance products.
Launched into the Czech market by insurance company Direct echo, the sensors,
connected via Sigfox’s global IoT 0G network, can be attached to doors and
windows to alert people if they are opened. If the sensor detects movement and a
break in is suspected, it will send a message to homeowners through the system’s
mobile app, which can also be used to call for help.