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  1. Nest made a great thermostat, but that doesn't make Tony Fadell the oracle of the Internet of Things

    Like a moody artiste tired of the hype, Nest’s Tony Fadell wants to leave the "Internet of Things scene" behind.

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

  2. If Google buys Dropcam, say goodbye to privacy forever

    Google might be taking our Surveillance Valley nickname too seriously. The Information reports that the company has expressed interest in acquiring Dropcam, the home security startup that offers an Internet-connected surveillance camera, through the Nest division it acquired for $3.2 billion in January. If that acquisition happens, Google will have traded its metaphorical all-seeing eye for something a bit more literal -- and maybe a little terrifying.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Apple reportedly plans to tackle the Smart Home market. It's about time

    Apple wants to establish itself as the foundation for the so-called Internet of Things. The Financial Times reports that, at its annual developer conference on June 2, the company will announce a new software platform "would turn the iPhone into a remote control for lights, security systems and other household appliances."

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Prioritizing utility in its family social network, Life360 raises $50M from ADT to tackle the connected home

    When it comes to social networks, the largest battleground that has yet to be won is the family. But that may have changed today, thanks to news that Life360 is bringing on $50 million in new funding.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Turns out our demands for a smarter home are pretty basic

    Today, current smart home options tend towards elaborate Rube Goldberg-esque systems that promise more time fiddling around and setting things up than they do in benefits.

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Mocana thinks the Internet of Things could become the Internet of Headaches if we don't make it secure

    Yes that connected toaster is modern and quirky, but the Internet of Things hysteria is going to seem a lot less awesome on the day a malicious hacker takes full advantage of this explosion of unprotected digital connections.

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Beyond anti-virus: Sentinel Labs raises $12M to bring predictive intelligence to the enterprise security game

    The enterprise computing landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, which means that the challenge of securing this environment has as well. Thanks to the emergence of trends like cloud computing, mobile devices, Internet-of-things, and bring your own device policies, enterprise networks are no-longer sterile, self-contained entities that can hide behind the shield of a firewall and an anti-virus package. Combine this with nation-state-level cyber-warfare and the emergence of groups like Anonymous and the picture only grows more dire.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Jasper Wireless became a $1 billion company by being into the Internet of Things way before you were

    Jahangir Mohammed remembers his first pitch for Jasper Wireless in 2004 to investors at Sequoia and Benchmark going something like this: “All people are getting connected, all things are going to be connected, inevitably a platform is needed to do this.”

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

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