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5 Steps the 'Smart' Home Industry Must Take to Develop a Consumer Market

5 Steps the 'Smart' Home Industry Must Take to Develop a Consumer Market

Consumers are, so far, unmoved by the prospect of the hyper-connected home and won't be until the technology is as easily used as a smart phone.
What Americans Want From a 'Smart' Home (Infographic)

What Americans Want From a 'Smart' Home (Infographic)

People generally have three main objectives in mind when considering having a 'smart' home, according to Lowe's.
Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings

Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings

The deal reportedly closed for about $200 million.
This Handy Gadget Is Like Google Glass For Your Car

This Handy Gadget Is Like Google Glass For Your Car

Navdy projects turn-by-turn directions onto the road in front of you, and allows you to answer calls by just waving your hand.
The Internet of Things Demands That Customer Service Catch Up

The Internet of Things Demands That Customer Service Catch Up

The winning companies will figure out how to deliver a seamless and exceptional experience that satisfies users -- before they even ask for it.
The Internet of Things May See Huge Growth, So Companies Want in Now

The Internet of Things May See Huge Growth, So Companies Want in Now

More devices are expected to be connected at the end of the decade. Router-maker Belkin recently launched a new product line to get an early start.
Samsung Reportedly Looking to Snatch Up Startup SmartThings For $200 Million

Samsung Reportedly Looking to Snatch Up Startup SmartThings For $200 Million

Watch out, Nest. If the rumors are true, the South Korean electronics giant could soon take a bite out of the sizzling home-automation market with the purchase of SmartThings.
How Google Is Taking Over Our Lives

How Google Is Taking Over Our Lives

In the best possible ways, though. Right?
Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home

Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home

Consumers will now be able to control their Whirlpool washers and dryers, Mercedes-Benz vehicles and Logitech remote controls through Nest's operating system.
Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million

Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million

The deal signals that the connected home industry is rife with potential and gaining tremendous steam.
The Sharing Economy Holds Promise for More Goods to Be Offered at Near Zero Marginal Cost

The Sharing Economy Holds Promise for More Goods to Be Offered at Near Zero Marginal Cost

The emerging Internet of Things and tech advances will allow for pooling of resources, greater productivity, a smaller income divide and environmental benefits.
A Panic Button and No Steering Wheel: A Look at Google's First Self-Driving Car

A Panic Button and No Steering Wheel: A Look at Google's First Self-Driving Car

The tech giant unveils a prototype of a tiny car that drives itself -- no human intervention required.
Get Ready for the Next Digital Revolution as the Rest of the World Goes Online

Get Ready for the Next Digital Revolution as the Rest of the World Goes Online

As connectivity spans the globe, new users will improve inefficient markets, systems and behavior, and affluent markets will tap advanced technology, says Google's executive chairman.
Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution

Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution

Former Apple exec Matt Rogers co-founded Nest, a smart-home product company that went from a garage startup to a $3.2 billion business.
This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers

This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers

Thanks to the Internet of Things, shopping at brick-and-mortar stores just got a lot more personal. Here's how.
Google: In a Few Years, Ads Will Show Up on Refrigerators, Thermostats and Glasses

Google: In a Few Years, Ads Will Show Up on Refrigerators, Thermostats and Glasses

As more aspects of our lives become connected to the Internet, the tech giant Google says that the definition of what is considered a 'mobile' ad is going to evolve.
This Is Why You Should Be Excited for the 'Internet of Bikes'

This Is Why You Should Be Excited for the 'Internet of Bikes'

You can't really get lost on this super connected GPS-enabled bike, which also tallies calories burned and other stats.
Someone New Wants to Chat With You: Your Refrigerator

Someone New Wants to Chat With You: Your Refrigerator

Customers in South Korea can now purchase LG's smart fridges, ovens and washing machines equipped with a social messaging system called HomeChat.
Connect With Customers by Leveraging Smartphone Sensors

Connect With Customers by Leveraging Smartphone Sensors

At no other time have companies been able to learn so much about consumers. They can tap insightful data from mobile devices to provide timely messages.
Crowdsourcing Gone Too Far? Canadian Couple Lets the Internet Name Their Baby Girl.

Crowdsourcing Gone Too Far? Canadian Couple Lets the Internet Name Their Baby Girl.

Shucks. 'Streetlamp of-the-sea' didn’t make the final cut. What did? We know you're dying to know the lucky newby's winning web name, so come find out.
Microsoft's Nadella Envisions Cultural Shift Where Data Is King

Microsoft's Nadella Envisions Cultural Shift Where Data Is King

In a blog post, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella discusses the importance of developing a 'data culture,' where information is dynamically aggregated across every level of the company.
Stop, Drop and Apologize: Nest Halts Sales of Smoke Alarm Over Serious Flaw

Stop, Drop and Apologize: Nest Halts Sales of Smoke Alarm Over Serious Flaw

The Google-owned startup has halted sales of its hand-gestured smoke alarm because -- oops -- it might not go off during a real fire.
Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim

Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim

Better late than never. Kind of. The Korean electronics maker's dull-ish inaugural connected lightbulb doesn't exactly turn us on.
This Is What the Internet Will Look Like in 2025

This Is What the Internet Will Look Like in 2025

As the World Wide Web celebrates its 25th birthday, here are some predictions about its future.

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