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Could AllJoyn-Powered Windows 10 Machines Tip Balance In Smart Home?

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Time makes a good point in that the addition of AllJoyn capabilities to Windows 10 could be a big deal. Microsoft has been pretty quiet on the IoT front, but an smart home-AllJoyn powered operating system from Microsoft could provide an interesting counterbalance to HomeKit and Weave. Also, let's not forget Windows typically has had strong UPnP support, and UPnP has recently been pushing the fairly pervasive home networking discovery protocol has been pushing into IoT. I do think Microsoft will likely have some interesting new IoT and smart home initiatives they will spring on us this year, and Windows...

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Smart Home Weekly: AlertMe Acquired, CSR Mesh, Smart Home Security, Industry Consolidation

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It's the Smart Home Weekly Update for the week of February 16, 2015There have been some stories the last few weeks highlighting both the security weaknesses and privacy concerns over the smart home. There’s also a growing sense that certain categories in the smart home are a little over-invested (this is probably also something that can be said for the broader IoT). I touch on both of these in this week's weekly.  But first I wanted to mention we have a date for the our smart home party at SXSW. NextMarket Insights, along with our great sponsors the Z-Wave Alliance and GoControl,...

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Smart Home Weekly: Intel-Lantiq, Dropcam Departures, Lockitron Bolt

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This is the Smart Home Weekly for the week ending February 6th, 2015. Overall there's been some interesting news the last week and a half. I'd say the biggest is news of impending new products from Dropcam (and their exec departures). Before we get to that, a few mentions of upcoming events and other cool stuff: We have a date for our Smart Home Panel at SXSW (the only smart home panel at the entire festival). It's Tuesday 3/17, 3:30-4:30 at the JW Marriott room 328.  Hopefully the SXSW folks will update their site and app with the details soon, but...

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Smart Home Weekly: HomeKit Rumors, Slow Echo, Harmony API, Lowe's Installation Dreams & More

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As January nears its end, it’s time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. Smart home news is coming fast and furious, and I expect things won’t slow down pretty much all year, so let's buckle up and enjoy the ride. This week’s is an action-packed edition of the smart home weekly, with news on HomeKit, Xiaomi's smart home moves, the Harmony API, Lowe's installation services, standards moves and more. The rumor mill is also pretty active right now, and while some of the stuff I can’t write about because it’s not confirmed, stay tuned as I think we...

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What Will Happen in Smart Home in 2015

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It’s mid-January, and CES is in the books, so it’s about time I get my smart home predictions out for the year, right?Actually, while most prognosticators work on the prediction posts in December, I think anyone predicting the upcoming year in consumer tech before CES risks seeing their predictions out of date a week into the year.That’s because many big tech companies (as well as startups) show their hands for the next 12 months at the show. And sometimes, others even make industry-shaking acquisitions in the same week.So that makes me right on time! :)As far as approach, I like Fred...

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