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The NextMarket Report — Cloud

Facebook Is Entering The Smart Home (But It’s Coming In Through The Back Door)

Mike Wolf Chamberlain Cloud Facebook IoT Roost

This past week at Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, the social network giant had a series of product and customer announcements for its Parse platform that show the company has designs on becoming an IoT and smart home powerhouse. So what’s Parse? It’s a company-turned-platform that Facebook acquired in April 2013. Post-acquisition, Facebook first used Parse to fast-track mobile app development by turning it into a platform to provide developers building blocks for such things as notifications. But apparently that was just the beginning. As we learned this week, Parse for IoT will provide a combination of a hardware SDK for an...

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