IoT

  • Gillmor Gang:: Not Fade Away

    Gillmor Gang: Not Fade Away

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 5, 2014. As notifications and deep linking are built out, the Gillmor Gang is implementing a series of interconnected apps and services including a forthcoming Gillmor Gang app. Read More

  • The Problem With The Internet Of Things

    The Problem With The Internet Of Things

    Lightbulbs, washing machines, thermostats, fridges and locks. If you believe the Internet Of Things salespeople, over the next 10 years, everything in your home is set to become connected. Imagine a world where you could turn on your porch light from the office, or unlock your door for a visitor, all from a smartphone app. Well, like a growing number of early smart home adopters, I have seen… Read More

  • The Internet Of Things Is Reaching Escape Velocity

    The Internet Of Things Is Reaching Escape Velocity

    The frenzy around the Internet of Things (IoT) should be reaching its final countdown. There has been a period of extraordinary activity in the IoT space since this original attempt at charting the ecosystem for TechCrunch. While the Internet of Things will inevitably ride the ups and downs of inflated hype and unmet expectations, at this stage there’s no putting the genie back in… Read More

  • Weaved Hauls Your Raspberry Pi Projects Online

    Weaved Hauls Your Raspberry Pi Projects Online

    Playing with Raspberry Pi is a lot of fun, but what happens when you want to get some real work done? While it’s not difficult to make a RaspPi board do cool stuff, getting it to communicate with the wider world is a bit of a challenge. That’s why Ryo Koyama, Mike Johnson, and Doug Olekin made Weaved. While the goal is a bit broad – “Weaved is looking to enable Internet… Read More

  • To Hit Fast Forward On The Internet Of Things, Get Personal

    To Hit Fast Forward On The Internet Of Things, Get Personal

    Try asking your parents or any friends who live in the suburbs what “IoT” or “smart home” means, and more often than not, you’ll get a blank stare in return. In Silicon Valley it seems like technology is ingrained in every aspect of life, but to the rest of the world, the question still remains, “Why do I want or need that?” Read More

  • LED Startup Digital Lumens Gets $23M In Funding Led By Nokia Growth Partners

    LED Startup Digital Lumens Gets $23M In Funding Led By Nokia Growth Partners

    Nokia made its name in mobile phones, breaking new ground and holding the title of world’s biggest handset maker for a number of years before the onslaught of competition from OEMs like Samsung and Apple reversed its fortunes. Now that Nokia has sold that business on to Microsoft, the pared-down, enterprise-heavy remaining Nokia is looking for the next big thing in communications. Read More

  • Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift

    Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift

    To anyone who is tuned into the tech world, it should not come as earth shattering news that machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things have hit a major convergence point in the tech industry. What is fairly new however is that the two have become so closely intertwined with each other that you can no longer think about one without thinking of the other. Read More

  • If We Build IoT, They Will Come. Right?

    If We Build IoT, They Will Come. Right?

    It looks like this IoT trend is starting to catch on with the developer community. At least, that’s a conclusion one could draw from the reported results of a new Evans Data Corporation survey. Of the 1,400 developers who participated in this survey,40% percent said they were either working on applications for connected devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) now or expect to begin work… Read More

  • Open Garden Expands Its Mesh Network To The Internet Of Things

    Open Garden Expands Its Mesh Network To The Internet Of Things

    Open Garden launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY more than two years ago. At that time, the company was focused on building a mesh network for Android phones, but since then, it has also found success through its FireChat app for offline chatting. Today, the company is expanding into the Internet of Things. Open Garden’s Mobile Network for IoT devices allows devices to talk to each other… Read More