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The NextMarket Report — Dash

Podcast: Amazon Wants Us To Push Their Everything Button

Mike Wolf Amazon Dash Yonomi

  In case you missed this one on our feed, here is the podcast with Yonomi's Kent Dickson. We discuss Amazon's effort to create a do-anything button and also catch up on Yonomi's efforts to make the smart home simpler by creating a Switzerland app to connect various platforms. Subscribe to the Smart Home Show in iTunes here. Download the podcast directly here. If you want to get articles like this in your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter.  Also, check out the Smart Kitchen Summit, our event on the future of cooking and the kitchen. 

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The NextMarket Report: Amazon Gets Physical In Battle For Interface of IoT

Mike Wolf Amazon Dash

Over the past few months, it's become clear to me that the battle for the interface is becoming the defining story when it comes to consumer IoT in 2016.  Nowhere is this more apparent than in the smart home itself, where many in the industry have realized that if you own the point of interaction with consumers, you will not only own their data, but you will also have significant influence over the bulk of their connected commerce and associated services dollar spend (to read more about smart home monetization, download our complimentary report here). Exhibit number one in this trend is Amazon, who has dominated the conversation in smart home this...

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With Do-Anything IoT Button, Is Amazon Laying Groundwork For The Physical Interface of Consumer IoT?

Mike Wolf Amazon Dash

I must admit, I was pretty excited reading the news of the Dash AWS-powered IoT button. After all, while I've written a lot about how the Dash button effectively demonstrates the power of a singular, simplistic physical interface for IoT, so far Dash buttons have been (purposefully) limited as single-brand purchase machines. But what if Amazon enabled the consumer to use the button to purchase anything or, even better, set into motion any action in their connected home or connected lives? Now that would be something. But alas, this is not that, at least not yet. In a post on the The Verge, Paul...

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Smart Home Weekly: Amazon Expands Echo-Sphere, Mozilla's Smart Home, Brita's Dashing Pitcher

Mike Wolf Alexa Amazon Dash DIY Security Dot Echo Korner Security Tap

It seems like every week we have more Amazon news to parse and digest, and this week is no different. In fact, as I was thinking about today's newsletter, I'd intended to lead with the news of Brita's new Dash-powered water pitcher, maybe spice it up with a little update on the Dash extended ecosystem. But apparently that's not enough for you, is it Amazon? Nooo. The Brita news is small potatoes compared to the bombshell that Amazon dropped today about two new devices it is launching into the Echo-sphere. I have a full writeup on the news, but the short-short is that Amazon intro'd the Dot,...

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Amazon's Dash Replenishment Adds Brita, Now At 15 Device Partners

Mike Wolf Amazon Dash

Yesterday, Amazon and Brita announced the Infinity water pitcher, a Dash-powered Wi-Fi enabled pitcher that reorders a filter after 40 gallons of usage. Amazon continues to add interesting partners and device use-cases to its DRS portfolio. As of today - the beginning of March - Amazon has assembled 15 announced Dash partners, and this is the first device exclusively in the water filter space. Others like GE or Whirlpool, could conceivably add filter change notifications to its Dash implementations. Stepping back and looking at where Dash Replenishment stands today, the Dash partners break into these rough categories: 2 Printer/cartridge replenishment...

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