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The NextMarket Report — Verizon

Smart Home Weekly, April 1 2015: Facebook Smart Home, Icontrol One, August's Big Round

Mike Wolf Alarm.com August Facebook Icontrol Security Verizon

This is the smart home weekly, April 1st edition. The biggest news in smart home over the past week came from a place most didn't expect: your social network. Facebook entered the market via its Parse platform, but unlike Google or Amazon, the company isn’t creating a consumer-facing product (at least not yet).  The other big piece of news was the formal unveiling of Icontrol One, Icontrol’s effort to create a security and smart home service platform for independent security dealers.As always, I encourage you to check out the latest episodes of the Smart Home Show, where I talk to...

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Verizon Wades Back Into Smart Home Waters With Hiring of Belkin's Wemo Chief Ohad Zeira

Mike Wolf Belkin Verizon

Verizon's been rumored for some time to be getting back into the consumer IoT and smart home game. If there was any doubt after the news of the Greenwave powered IoT router, there shouldn't be after today. That's because Verizon has hired the head of Belkin's WeMo product, Ohad Zeira, to head up their smart home and home automation efforts.  With the move, Zeira will relocate from California to the corporate headquarters of Verizon in Basking Ridge and drive their increased efforts in this space. It will be interesting for me to see Verizon give more attention to the smart home...

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

Mike Wolf Goji Keen smart locks smart vents SmartThings Verizon

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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