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The NextMarket Report — IoTivity

Smart Home Weekly: ADT Acquired, Amazon Hiring Like Crazy In Smart Home

Mike Wolf ADT Alexa Alljoyn Amazon Canopy Dash Echo IoTivity

This past week was a big one in connected home. The acquisition of ADT by Apollo and the merger between the two leading IoT standards showed we are in a stage of heavy transition across the broader connected home space. With the ADT news, we saw the biggest player in home security get acquired, possibly setting off a period of greater consolidation in home security at a time of huge market disruption resulting from new smart home and IoT technologies. On the standards front, a huge bombshell dropped last week with the launch of the Open Connectivity Foundation, an organization backed by both Intel and...

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