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The NextMarket Report — Staples Connect

Staples To Make Announcement About "Future of Staples Connect", Assures Continued Support

Mike Wolf Lowes Iris Staples Connect

Yesterday we wrote about the possibility of Staples pulling the plug on Connect. Today they issued a statement indicating news is coming soon on the future of the platform. The statement, made on the Connect community forum site, said that Staples "will be making an announcement in the coming weeks about what the future of Staples Connect looks like, we can tell you we will continue to support you, our Staples Connect customers." What does that tell us? That yes, Staples Connect is all but assured to be going away, but Staples (and by extension Zonoff) will continue to support existing...

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Has Staples Pulled The Plug on Connect? Sure Looks Like It.

Mike Wolf Lowes Iris Staples Connect

A couple weeks ago, everyone woke up to the fact that Google/Nest had ended support for the Revolv hubs (I say woke up because the news had actually been out there for a few months, and it was something I mentioned in February). Nest had acquired Revolv as an acqui-hire move and had kept support going for some time, but eventually decided to end support for the product, the associated cloud and app, effectively bricking the hub. This "bricking" sparked a whole lot of momentary outrage, and the fallout of the Revolv bricking was enough for Google/Nest to  relent and offer...

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