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The NextMarket Report — Nortek

Smart Home Weekly: Nest Mess, Juicero Debuts, Mars-Whistle & Nortek-MiOS

Mike Wolf Amazon Echo MiOS Nest Nortek

Smart Home Weekly: Nest Mess, Juicero Debuts, Mars-Whistle & Nortek-MiOS

Spring is here and with it it comes a smart home industry that is heating up with news of turmoil, intrigue and strategic investments. Of course, the biggest story over the past few weeks has been the struggles at Nest. The story seems to have a new wrinkle every day, what with employees anonymously posting complaints on Reddit and breathless headlines talking about timebombs. Amidst all the noise, I thought it was time to take a deep look at why what has happened happened, how much of it is due to poor strategic alignment between Fadell and Google's own internal structure and culture, and finally guess where all of...

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Deal Analysis: Nortek Buys 25% of MiOS/Vera

Mike Wolf MiOS Nortek

One of the worst kept secrets over the past year or two among smart home insiders has been that MiOS, the company behind the Vera brand of smart home gear and maker of the white label MiOS software platform for smart home manufacturers, has been looking for new funding or to get acquired. So when I saw the news this week that Nortek had invested in MiOS and picked up 25% ownership in the company, I wasn't so much surprised as intrigued by a partnership between one of the biggest manufacturers of Z-Wave smart home gear and one of the...

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The Only CES 2015 Smart Home Report You Will Need

Mike Wolf Bluetooth Bosch CES HomeKit Hub iDevices Nest Nortek OIC Report Smart Lock Wearables WeMo Wink Z-Wave

Ok, so maybe I'm not such a good daily blogger when going to CES. But hey, let me make it up to you with a complimentary 32 page report looking at all the smart home goodness that was at CES 2015. In fact, I'm thinking this will be a good resource for you throughout the year, so download a copy, pass it around, come on back and download it again. I will have a Smart Home Show version of this report as well today, and will get back regularly scheduled weekly updates on the smart home next week.

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Smart Home Weekly: Home Depot, Samsung, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Nest/IControl

Mike Wolf Belkin Blossom Bosch Cisco GoControl Home Depot Icontrol Insteon Misfit Nest Nortek Samsung Smart Home Smart Home Show Smart Home Weekly Wearables WeMo

It's the Smart Home Weekly for the week ending/beginning December 14, 2015. It's been a couple weeks since the last Smart Home Weekly so we've got lots of ground to cover, but the sad news for you smart home addicts is the news flow is beginning to slow, always the case in the run up to CES. Bottom line, companies want to keep their powder dry as they head to Vegas in January. Industry watchers also start to wind down and move into "best of" list making mode before they take off for the holidays. I'll have a few end of year posts/podcasts...

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