Cart 0

The NextMarket Report — Bosch

Smart Home Weekly: HomeKit, Bosch, ADT's Ad, Nest Protect Fiasco

Mike Wolf ADT Bosch Google HomeKit Nest Nest Protect Smart Home Weekly

This is the smart home weekly for the week of February 22, 2015.  Stories I look at this week include the possibility of HomeKit missing its mark, ADT's attempt to separate the security men from the boys with a new ad campaign, Bosch's continued growth in IoT and smart home, and the rant about Nest Protect from a Google employee. You may notice I'm trying something new with the newsletter. Normally I combine all the week's stories in one post, but that means the newsletter gets pretty long and each story doesn't have its own link. While I am still going to have...

Read more →

Bosch Quietly Adds To Its Smart Home and IoT Portfolio With Prosyst

Mike Wolf Bosch Cisco IoT platform software

If there ever was a quiet giant in the broader IoT and smart home, it’s Bosch.  The company first started rolling up IoT software startups in 2008 and just last year announced a joint venture with Cisco and ABB around a smart home open source initiative.  And now the company adds to its portfolio with the acquisition of Prosyst. The move gives Bosch the leading provider of OSGI solutions, a connected devices services framework that was a part of the first connected home wave back in 1999-2000.  OSGI, which is based on Java, has since become an important application and services...

Read more →

The Only CES 2015 Smart Home Report You Will Need

Mike Wolf Bluetooth Bosch CES HomeKit Hub iDevices Nest Nortek OIC Report Smart Lock Wearables WeMo Wink Z-Wave

Ok, so maybe I'm not such a good daily blogger when going to CES. But hey, let me make it up to you with a complimentary 32 page report looking at all the smart home goodness that was at CES 2015. In fact, I'm thinking this will be a good resource for you throughout the year, so download a copy, pass it around, come on back and download it again. I will have a Smart Home Show version of this report as well today, and will get back regularly scheduled weekly updates on the smart home next week.

Read more →

Smart Home Weekly: Home Depot, Samsung, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Nest/IControl

Mike Wolf Belkin Blossom Bosch Cisco GoControl Home Depot Icontrol Insteon Misfit Nest Nortek Samsung Smart Home Smart Home Show Smart Home Weekly Wearables WeMo

It's the Smart Home Weekly for the week ending/beginning December 14, 2015. It's been a couple weeks since the last Smart Home Weekly so we've got lots of ground to cover, but the sad news for you smart home addicts is the news flow is beginning to slow, always the case in the run up to CES. Bottom line, companies want to keep their powder dry as they head to Vegas in January. Industry watchers also start to wind down and move into "best of" list making mode before they take off for the holidays. I'll have a few end of year posts/podcasts...

Read more →