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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 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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  • Internet of Things Growing Faster than Smartphones, Tablets, PCs Combined

    While the exact form of the Internet of Things (IoT) is still nebulous, its size is not. According to new research from Gartner, it will include 26 billion units — excluding PCs, tablets and smartphones — by 2020. It will also have a global economic value of $1.9 trillion.

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