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Here Are The Stories That Defined The Smart Home In 2015

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With 2015 breathing its final breath, I thought I'd take a look back at the defining stories and trends for this past year in smart home with a few hints of what this portends for the coming year.   A Shakeout For DIY "Platforms" With consumers still not entirely convinced they want to buy a DIY smart home kit and install it, DIY smart home platforms struggled to get beyond the early adopter crowd.  The end result were some high profile struggles for companies such as Wink. While some researchers painted with too broad a brush and said this lack of interest...

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Smart Home Weekly: Google's Bear, TVKit, Alarm.com IPO, China & Smart Kitchen

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These past few weeks have been interesting on a number of fronts, and I don't expect things to slow down anytime soon. A recap: Lots of Google. I/O is tomorrow, and already we've got news of Google's apparent launch of a IoT-centric OS that has looks like transform the home router business, and what appears to be the company's exploration of new and creative approaches to next-gen smart home interfaces. Not to be out-rumored, Apple apparently has a new Apple TV SDK coming out at WWDC, and there's some potential significant implications for the smart home.  Then there's the Alarm.com IPO filing....

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Smart Home Weekly: Verizon Adds Z-Wave, Goji Delays, Smart Vents, SmartThings-Windows

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Welcome to the smart home weekly for the week ending/beginning November 1, 2014. Last week was a bit slow for smart home, but this week's started in interesting fashion with Verizon's fairly quiet entry back into consumer IoT/smart home. Before we get into the details, make sure to check out the archive of NextMarket's webinar from last week, featuring Kevin Meagher, GM of Lowe's smart home and Mike Harris, CEO of Zonoff.  Also, we're having another giveaway of smart home gear (an August smartlock!). You can enter by reviewing the Smart Home Show in iTunes or (new!) simply signing up...

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