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  • Don't Sell the Internet of Things Short

    Don't Sell the Internet of Things Short

    What's in a name? According to the Technology Partnership (TTP), a Cambridge, England-based tech firm, quite a lot. Last week, the TTP issued a report, which I can only assume was meant to stir the collective pot that is the Internet of Things (IoT).

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  • Thanks Apple: You Made It Easier to Market Luxury Wearable Tech

    Thanks Apple: You Made It Easier to Market Luxury Wearable Tech

    You don't even have to like Apple products to acknowledge the company is a master when it comes to marketing and branding. This is the company, after all, that is widely perceived as the one that produces products that consumers want — before they know they want them.

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  • Why You Can Probably Live Without a Shiny New Apple Watch

    Why You Can Probably Live Without a Shiny New Apple Watch

    It seems like we've been awaiting the Apple Watch for an eternity. But in reality it was just last September when Apple first announced the product. Today the highlight of the Apple Live special event  was the skinny on features and functions of the much-anticipated Apple Watch.

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  • Apple Watch, the IoT and Major Changes in Communication

    Apple Watch, the IoT and Major Changes in Communication

    Who could have predicted how widely and wildly the Internet would evolve when it was conceived more than 45 years ago? In a relatively brief time, it's grown from a few connected computers at select universities that only a handful of individuals knew how to operate to a globally connected

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  • What (Tech) to Wear to Improve Customer Experience

    What (Tech) to Wear to Improve Customer Experience

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has really begun to take shape over the past few years. Individual segments are being carved out and defined such as the connected home and office, IoT retail solutions, connected cars, smart cites, smart grids, and of course, wearable technology, to name a few.

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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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  • Why Apple Pay Will Boost Mobile Payments

    Why Apple Pay Will Boost Mobile Payments

    Apple did more than announce its new, bigger iPhone 6 and super sized iPhone 6 Plus and much-anticipated Apple Watch earlier this month. It also showcased its new mobile payment system, Apple Pay.

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  • Mobile Devices are the Gateway to the Internet of Things

    Mobile Devices are the Gateway to the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about devices: how we interact with them and the data they produce.  One key piece of the IoT that is often overlooked is our mobile device.

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  • It's About Time: The Apple Watch is Here

    It's About Time: The Apple Watch is Here

    Everyone has been wondering when Apple would unveil its smartwatch. Rumors about its entry into this niche of the wearable tech space have been swirling since the Sony SmartWatch hit the market in 2012, and they intensified after Samsung introduced the Galaxy Gear last year.  Now the wait is over.

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  • Discussion Point: How Will the IoT Change Our Lives?

    Discussion Point: How Will the IoT Change Our Lives?

    We're rapidly developing a digital nerve system as sophisticated and complex as anything in the human body. Proponents boast that the IoT will shape our futures and transform the ways we work, live and play.

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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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  • Celebrate Connectivity: It's Internet of Things Day #iotday

    Celebrate Connectivity: It's Internet of Things Day #iotday

    Four years ago, Dana Blouin was working as a network technician at a communications company in Rhode Island. Today he's working on a PhD in Thailand, conducting research on the Internet of Things (IoT).

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  • Marketers: Brace for the Impact of the Internet of Things

    Marketers: Brace for the Impact of the Internet of Things

    As more devices become connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), our already hyper connected lives are becoming even more immersive. But the connected device space is still struggling to find heterogeneity.

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