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NextMarket Report: Smart Home Survey, Bluetooth 5, Amazon Go, Reinventing Home Cooling

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NextMarket Report: Smart Home Survey, Bluetooth 5, Amazon Go, Reinventing Home Cooling

We're nearing the end of the year, and that means retrospectives and look forwards. I usually wait to write my connected home outlook for the coming year until after CES since the event is so important in both showcasing company roadmaps as well as getting a broader temperature on where we are as an industry. That said, I am working on some year-end recaps, and for that, I am tapping into the collective knowledge of my readership by conducting a survey on smart home trends. If you have 5 minutes, take the survey, it will be worth your time: The...

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Could Amazon Home Assistant Be Company's Way To Get Home To 'Run on Amazon'?

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Could Amazon Home Assistant Be Company's Way To Get Home To 'Run on Amazon'?

If we've learned anything about Amazon, they are willing to experiment with new business ideas. After all, this is the same company that came up with the idea for single-brand order buttons and a deal of the day truck. But even for Amazon, their latest idea of a possible "home assistant" (and not of the virtual kind) is a little far afield. That's because the description of the position sounds like a help wanted ad for a Merry Maid, not your typical Amazon job posting.   Now, home assistant services have long been in the crosshairs of the tech world, going way back...

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The Rise of Appliance-As-A-Service

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The Rise of Appliance-As-A-Service

This week I headed down to the Smart Home Summit in Santa Clara to moderate a panel on data and the smart home.  My panel was at the end of the day, so I had a chance to listen in on some of the others panels. As with any industry conference, there tends to be recurring themes across panels, which taken together can present something of a snapshot in time for the current thinking of an industry.  So what is the industry talking about as 2016 draws to a close? From the sessions I listened in on, some of the...

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Podcast: Talking About The Almond 3 Smart Home Router With Securifi's Ram Malasani

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  In this podcast, Mike catches up with Ram Malasani to talk about what the Securifi CEO is seeing in the smart home as well as get an update on the Almond 3 smart home router. You can find out more about Ram and Securifi at www.securifi.com Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Check out our new site on the future of the kitchen at www.thespoon.techf

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Podcast: Analyzing The Smart Home Landscape With Nate Williams of August

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Podcast: Analyzing The Smart Home Landscape With Nate Williams of August

Download Lots going on in smart home, so we decided to catch up with one of the smartest guys in the space to talk about what exactly is going on. We talk about:-The iControl acquisition by Comcast and Alarm.com-The history of the smart home platforms space -The next wave of smart home platforms post iControl-Marwan Fawaz and his history at ADT, Google and what to expect at Nest-The latest from August-What excites Nate in smart home-Plus more! You can find Nate on Twitter at twitter.com/naywilliams Find Mike on Twitter at twitter.com/michaelwolf Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com

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