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The NextMarket Report — SXSW

SXSW 2016: RSVP

Mike Wolf SXSW

Just in case you are making travel plans for SXSW, make sure you stay the night of the 15th because we'll be having the second annual smart home mixer at SXSW 2016. Just like last year we'll have it at the best rooftop location in all of downtown Austin, right next the convention center, at Fogo de Chao from 5-8 on March 15th. Space will be limited, so you'll want to RSVP. See you there! 

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Smart Home Weekly: Google's Smart Home Vision, New Apple TV, Slow Motion Security Revolution

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This past week I was in Austin moderating a smart home panel for SXSW. I also hosted a party and had a great time meeting readers of the Smart Home Weekly and listeners of the Smart Home Show. It was a pretty awesome experience The panel itself was on the topic on the smart conscious home, and while overall it was a good conversation, I wish I'd had a chance to dig into Google's new patent filing around a "security scoring system" before the panel. This is because while the security aspects of the patent are intriguing, the sheer amount...

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Smart Home Weekly: Bluetooth Mesh, Smart Kitchen, Xiaomi, Echo, Pebble, Icontrol

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It's been one of those weeks in smart home where, while there were no big in-your-face smart home announcements, there were plenty of important developments on if you knew where to look. And that's what we did here for you in the Smart Home Weekly for the week of March 2, 2015. Before we get into it, just a couple things to mention: If you're going to SXSW, make sure to stop by our smart home panel (the only official smart home panel at SXSW) and RSVP for the smart home party I'm throwing after with the folks from the Z-Wave Alliance.  Subscribe...

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SXSW Smart Home Party: Save the date - March 17th @ 5-7:30

Mike Wolf SXSW

If you're going to SXSW and want to go to the smart home mixer of the entire festival, well you're in luck. Invites going out later this week. If you would like to be put on the guest list, email us here and let us know about your interest in smart home (space is limited, so smart home industry people and fanatics take priority!)  

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