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NextMarket Podcast

Smart Home Week in Review #2 (Aug 30, 2014): IFTTT, Yuli, iWatch & HomeKit, August, Simplicam

  We’ve got all your smart home news covered for the week ending August 30th, 2014! Mike’s guest is Richard Gunther, host of the Home: On podcast from the Digital Media Zone. Visit for full show notes with links. The topics we discuss on today’s show are: August finally ships - the first Wi-Fi smart lock to ship Simplicam takes on Dropcam - what features really matter with a netcam Zuli gets funding for smart plugs - Bluetooth mesh and beacon enabled smart plugs IFTTT gets a boatload of money too - are they the middleware for IoT? Apple iWatch with HomeKit &...

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Smart Home Show #25: No more dumb sprinklers! Talking smart irrigation with Rachio's Chris Klein

Rachio Smart Home Show Smart Sprinkler

Guest:'s Chris Klein Is your sprinkler system dumb? Maybe it's time to make it smart. Rachio builds a Wi-Fi connected sprinkler/irrigation controller and we talk to Chris Klein about the product, what this means and get a little of the story behind this Colorado based startup. You can find out more about Rachio at Subscribe to more Smart Home Show at

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NextMarket Podcast #91: Getting Paid As Expert Online With Clarity.FM's Dan Martell

Clarity.FM Future of Work

Guest: Dan Martell, CEO of Clarity.FM This is part two in our look at the future of work. If you're a consultant, freelancer, analyst, or someone who charges by the hour for their expertise, you should listen to this podcast. Things are changing as new marketplaces enable folks with deep expertise to connect with those who are willing to pay for it and charge down to the minute for this knowledge. You can learn more about Clarity.FM at, you guessed it, You can listen to more NextMarket Podcast - and find out where to subscribe - Follow Mike on...

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NextMarket Podcast #90: Future of Work Part 1: Online Work Marketplaces w/Gary Swart

Guest: Gary Swart Up until a month or so ago, Gary Swart led the largest online work marketplace company in oDesk. After helping complete the merger with his biggest rival, eLance, Gary is now becoming a venture capitalist. We catch up with Gary to learn what he's observed about the world of online work and work marketplaces. We talk about the changing nature of work, how oDesk pivoted it its early days, and how the online work marketplace business looks today vs. a decade ago. You can find oDesk at You can listen to more NextMarket podcasts and subscribe

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#89: A Look at the PotTech Landscape with Steep Hill's Dave Lampach


 Guest: Dave Lampach of Steep Hill Halent.While Mike doesn't use pot, he's been fascinated to watch the unfolding of a new legal market for it in his home state of Washington after voters approved the legal sale of pot at retail in 2012.So when he was pitched a chat with Steep Hill's CEO Dave Lampach, he said why not? After all, there's a good chance legal market will be a multibillion market in the coming years, and there's a gold rush in terms of new VC and investor money pouring into the pot-tech space.You can find out more about Steep...

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