connected home

  • IoT startup Notion draws $3.2 million in additional funding

    IoT startup Notion draws $3.2 million in additional funding

    Notion, a connected home startup headquartered in Denver, closed $3.2 million in additional funding as part of the second tranche of a previous seed round from last year. XL Innovation led the deal with Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures participating. Notion has now raised a total of 5.7 million dollars in addition to a successful Kickstarter. The company currently has 11 employees and has… Read More

  • Building a smarter home Crunch Network

    Building a smarter home

    The Jetsons presented a highly entertaining vision of what homes of the future would look like. The animated television show anticipated a world where humans would be able to do everything with just the push of a button. In many ways, the show turned out to be prophetic; today we have printable food, video chats, smartwatches and robots that help with housework — and flying cars may… Read More

  • Netatmo, France’s Answer To Nest, Raises $32M To Build Its Smart Home Business

    Netatmo, France’s Answer To Nest, Raises $32M To Build Its Smart Home Business

    France has developed something of a name for itself as a center for IoT startups, and today another mover and shaker in the space is making some waves. Netatmo, a Paris-based designer of stylish connected home devices like smart thermostats and security cameras — think France’s answer to Nest — is announcing that it has raised €30 million ($32 million). Read More

  • Here Are The First Connected Home Devices For Apple’s HomeKit

    Here Are The First Connected Home Devices For Apple’s HomeKit

    Apple’s HomeKit is finally starting to roll out to actual consumers, via the first crop of HomeKit-enabled accessories from third-party manufacturers. This means you’ll soon be able to get your hands on a range of products for the connected home that work with Siri on your iOS device, and that you’ll be able to do so as soon as today, since some of the new HomeKit… Read More

  • Connected Home Products Need To Shift From Nerds To Normals

    Connected Home Products Need To Shift From Nerds To Normals

    While connecting devices in the home to the internet creates all kinds of interesting possibilities, the concept still has a ways to go before it really enters the mainstream — and there are a number of obstacles, according to Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman. “In general there is a belief that the internet brings functionality to devices you could not have without it. Trying to crack the… Read More

  • Sutro’s Smart Device Helps Pool Owners Take Control Of Their Water Chemistry

    Sutro’s Smart Device Helps Pool Owners Take Control Of Their Water Chemistry

    Sutro, a startup presenting at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas, aims to remove one of the big headaches of owning a backyard swimming pool or spa. Now, I don’t own a pool myself (weird, I know), but co-founders Ravi Kurani and Amanda Nagai told me that owners are expected to constantly check and adjust the chlorine and pH levels of their pool — otherwise they… Read More

  • Rdio Signs Bosch, Jaguar Deals For In-Car Music; Google, LG For Connected Home Gadgets

    Rdio Signs Bosch, Jaguar Deals For In-Car Music; Google, LG For Connected Home Gadgets

    Rdio, the music-streaming service founded by Skype co-founder Janus Friis that offers 30 million songs in 60 countries, is trailing behind Spotify and Deezer in the race for paying music streaming subscribers. Today it announced a raft of integration partnerships that it hopes will give its service more ubiquity and make it more attractive. At CES, the company announced that the partners… Read More

  • Wink’s Connected Home Collection Arrives At Home Depot

    Wink’s Connected Home Collection Arrives At Home Depot

    Everyone’s gunning to be the platform for your smart home, including Apple and Google, but Quirky spin-off startup Wink has its range in stores as of today at The Home Depot, giving it access to a market of average consumers. The Wink platform is basically a central hub for devices from manufacturers, including Dropcam, Honeywell, Quirky, Schalge, Kwikset, Honeywell and more, giving users… Read More