Qualcomm Backs IoT Technology Developer Particle

San Diego-based Qualcomm has backed Particle, the developer of hardware- and software- toolkits for helping connect their products into the world of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), as part of a $20M funding round today. Particle, based in San Francisco, said it raised $20M in its Series B funding from Spark Capital and Qualcomm Ventures. The company's platform offers up tools that help product makers connect to IoT networking using Wi-Fi, 2G/3G, and other protocols, and also handles managing those deployed IoT devices, handles over-the-air software updates, and much more. More information »