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  • How IoT Will Change Your Relationship With Insurance Crunch Network

    How IoT Will Change Your Relationship With Insurance

    Between TVs, refrigerators, ovens, light bulbs, cars, fitness trackers and jewelry, it seems like everything these days is connected to the Internet. It’s probably safe to say that you’re already using a few connected devices in your daily life. You’re not alone; Business Insider Intelligence estimates there will be nine billion IoT (Internet of Things) devices worldwide by 2018. Read More

  • Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things Crunch Network

    Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

    Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups reached approximately $1.48 billion in 2014, more than triple the amount of two years earlier. Meanwhile, the “fairy tale” acquisitions of Dropcam, Nest, Beats and Oculus — and the IPOs of Fitbit and GoPro — fuel public interest and momentum for new startups… Read More

  • Nest Announces A New Version Of Its Protect Smart Smoke Alarm

    Nest Announces A New Version Of Its Protect Smart Smoke Alarm

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard much from Nest — they bought Dropcam, then went a bit quiet. Today, they’re breaking the silence at a press conference in San Francisco. The first new product out of the gate: a second generation of its smoke alarm, the Nest Protect. Read More

  • Reimagining Everyday Objects Crunch Network

    Reimagining Everyday Objects

    Can we agree that the term “internet of things” should go away when we’re talking about consumer products? Like the “world wide web” before it, the internet of things phrase is a relic from the past. I don’t need a connected washing machine or internet-enabled color changing LED light bulb and nor does anyone else. “Things” don’t need… Read More

  • Nest Rumored To Be Moving Into Audio As It Expands Further Into The Home

    Nest Rumored To Be Moving Into Audio As It Expands Further Into The Home

    Smart home gadget maker Nest is looking for someone to lead what they are calling Nest Audio, fueling speculation that they are moving into speakers and other audio products. The company declined to comment on the new division or job listing. Read More

  • The Battle Is For The Customer Interface Crunch Network

    The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

    In 2015 Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles, Facebook the world’s most popular media owner creates no content, Alibaba, the most valuable retailer has no inventory and Airbnb the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening. Since the industrial revolution the world has developed complex supply chains… Read More

  • British Gas Buys UK Smart Home Pioneer AlertMe In $100M Deal

    British Gas Buys UK Smart Home Pioneer AlertMe In $100M Deal

    The connected home may still be a distant mirage for most average consumers, but in the meantime the technology is becoming big business. Today, British Gas announced it will buy AlertMe, a developer of platforms for running various domestic “smart” devices, in a deal worth £65 million ($100 million), lining up the energy company to provide smart services covering heating… Read More

  • Nest Touts Three Studies Claiming Its Thermostat Pays For Itself In Two Years

    Nest Touts Three Studies Claiming Its Thermostat Pays For Itself In Two Years

    Google-subsidiary Nest claims that the results of three studies based on longitudinal data show that its thermostat pays for itself in less than two years based on savings from heating and cooling costs. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Dog Ears

    Gillmor Gang: Dog Ears

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the Nesting of Google Glass, Neil Young’s Pono and mixing to the car radio, why Selma got shortchange in the Oscar nominations, Facebook @ Work or not, and some tough notification talk to wind it up. If you miss Scobleizer, watch him join our sister show G3. Read More

  • Nest Adds 15 More Companies To Its “Works With Nest” Program

    Nest Adds 15 More Companies To Its “Works With Nest” Program

    Nest is today announcing significant new partners joining its “Works with Nest” developer program. The new additions continue Nest’s quest to turn its product into the heart of a smart home. Among the new partners are Lutron, Insteon and Philips Hue. Each company built Nest products into its ecosystem. For example, now with the Lutron integration, homeowners can control… Read More

  • The Nest Thermostat Can Now Be Controlled By Voice

    The Nest Thermostat Can Now Be Controlled By Voice

    Your house is cold, but your thermostat is way over there. You could walk over to your thermostat and crank the heat, but pfft, walking. If you have a Nest, you could open up the app and control it that way, but, pfft, opening apps by hand. What is this, 2007?! Read More

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