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The NextMarket Report — Best Buy

The Sky Is Not Falling In Smart Home And Here's Why

Mike Wolf Amazon Best Buy Leeo Lowes Nest Startups Wink

Last week I wrote about why I thought the smart home market was in for a shakeout. The piece focused on some of the recent venture-funded startups in the space facing choppy waters and how some early efforts in smart home retail are seeing lackluster demand despite the significant amount of space they've allocated for their "smart home" sections. For those of you who think this is something unique to the smart home space, here's the reality: every new consumer technology market faces market challenges. Like the mobile computing and connected entertainment markets of the last decade or the 3D printing and wearables products of today, markets go...

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Smart Home Weekly (10/11/14): Apple TV w/HomeKit, The WeMo Coffeemaker, Best Buy's Connected Home

Mike Wolf AllSeen Best Buy Echostar HomeKit OIC PEQ Revolv Smart Home Smart Home Show Smart Home Weekly Smart Kitchen WeMo

Welcome the Smart Home Weekly for the week ending October 11th.  Like I said last week in the podcast, this final quarter stretch of 2014 promises to be a barnburner in the smart home, with lots of activity as new products are introduced, retailers get ready for the holidays and everyone gets ready for CES. So enjoy.  Also, after you read the news, make sure you register for our coming live smart home/IoT roundtable with the CEO of Zonoff and GM of Lowe's smart home on October 30th. So lets get to it, shall we? Apple Injects HomeKit Into Apple...

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