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  • The IoT Is a Thing, But What Is It Really? #CES2016

    The IoT Is a Thing, But What Is It Really? #CES2016

    A massive technology conference devoted to “things” should be delighted that an Internet exists to connect them all. But exactly how that connection will work remains a puzzle.

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  • One Happy Family: Marketing, Messaging Apps and the IoT

    One Happy Family: Marketing, Messaging Apps and the IoT

    Marketing and creativity has typically gone hand-in-hand. But many of the marketing folks I know are also innovative — and strike me as far more Silicon Valley than Madison Avenue.  There's no argument that marketing departments want to get their messages in front of as many people as possible.

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  • The IoT Challenge: Protecting Privacy in a Connected World

    The IoT Challenge: Protecting Privacy in a Connected World

    Just thinking about the Internet of Things (IoT) can make your head spin. Through sensors and pervasive connectivity, we open ourselves to a wide range of ideas that can improve our daily activities and add a much richer context to just about everything we do … if we let them.

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  • London Firm Bets Money on the Internet of Things

    London Firm Bets Money on the Internet of Things

    Gartner expects the Internet of Things (IoT) will be driven by small entrepreneurs rather than big tech companies. And that means funding for those entrepreneurs is going to be crucial.

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  • Start-Ups - Not 'Enterprise Elephants' - Lead the Internet of Things

    Start-Ups - Not 'Enterprise Elephants' - Lead the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things (IoT) was a hot topic at last week's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 in Orlando, Fla. and the focus of new research released during the event. Pete Basiliere, research vice president at Gartner, said the organization’s latest Maverick research shows innovators, tinkerers and entrepreneurs — otherwise known as

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  • Casting Light on the Internet of Things

    Casting Light on the Internet of Things

    Smart bulbs were among the first products to have commercial success in the connected home. While simple in theory, they have the very practical application of allowing users to control electric lights from smartphones or tablets. Interactivity is one of their key features.

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  • Do You Really Want to Give Google Your Health Data?

    Do You Really Want to Give Google Your Health Data?

    (Update: Google took on Apple in the health arena yesterday with the launch of Google Fit. The company announced the new initiative at its Google I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco. Google Fit is an open fitness and health tracking platform. The platform SDK will be available in just a few weeks. The news comes just a few weeks after after Apple announced HealthKit at its Worldwide Developers Conference. HealthKit, which will be bundled with Apple's new iOS 8, is a hub where you can monitor daily health stats and track data over time.) If reports are right, Google will announce its second attempt to tap into health data at its annual developer-focused

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  • Do We Really Want Apple to Corner the Smart Home Market?

    Do We Really Want Apple to Corner the Smart Home Market?

    The home is where we spend our time, living, sleeping, socializing — and, yes, working. That being said, it's no surprise there has been a significant amount of innovation around the smart home concept in recent years.

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  • Siri, Dim the Lights #WWDC

    The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to pick up steam, as Apple briefly -- and we mean briefly -- discussed HomeKit, its smart home service, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014 this week in San Francisco. Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, reportedly spoke about HomeKit for

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  • Apple's iBeacons Could Reinvigorate Retail

    Apple's iBeacons Could Reinvigorate Retail

    Brick-and-mortar store locations are declining — and online retail continues to devour market share. Could Apple's iBeacon technology be the catalyst that slows the slide of traditional stores or even stops their predicted demise? It’s no secret the majority of physical retail locations have trouble competing with online retailers.

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  • How to Mine Gold from the Internet of Things

    How to Mine Gold from the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has been an idea at the edge of market disruption for some time now, and a lot of companies are jumping into the game. Google acquired Nest to elbow its way into the smart home market. Samsung is pumping out smart watches at breakneck speed

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  • Wearable Tech? Yep, It's the New Black

    Wearable Tech? Yep, It's the New Black

    Forget Paris. Thanks to wearable tech, trendy accessories are likely to come from Silicon Valley these days. Ok ... Slight exaggeration. But no one can argue that wearable tech is hot. Products like the Jawbone UP and the Fitbit Force are two of the more popular connected devices you can

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  • Shifting the Internet of Things into Overdrive

    Shifting the Internet of Things into Overdrive

    I'm still not fully seeing why my Internet aware toaster will make my life better when it communicates with my Internet aware margarita maker. What I do see, however, is an open road to a world of self-driving Internet aware cars. I can't wait until mobile becomes motile.

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  • Internet of Things Name: Stupid or Brilliant?

    Internet of Things Name: Stupid or Brilliant?

    What’s in a name?  Not much — if you’re referring to the Internet of Things, said Benny Placido, business development director for Edinburgh, Scotland-based Bluemungus , an app and Web developer. “I’ve been around the industry a long time, and these phrases become meaningless after a while,” Placido said.

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