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Amazon has 76% smart home speaker U.S. market share as Echo unit sales reach 15M, new study finds

Taylor Sopper for GeekWire: Amazon first entered the smart home speaker scene two years ago with its original Echo device; it now also sells different models like the $49.99 Echo Dot, which accounts for more than 50 percent of Echo products in the wild, CIRP noted.

Road Show: Small Screen Viewing is Becoming a Very, Very Big Deal

The first thing you discover at IBC is that TV isn’t dead. It has just morphed into a dizzying array of ultra-confusing solutions … that’s right, everyone has the answer.

CEDIA 2017 Recap and Plans for CEDIA 2018

CEDIA 2017 saw a significant increase in attendance, and Emerald Expositions is excited to work in tandem with the CEDIA association and a select group of industry experts to develop plans for [exciting]new initiatives to benefit both the exhibitors and attendees for CEDIA 2

Global $100+ Bn Home Automation System Market Analysis & Trends

Global Home Automation Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% reaching $72.78 billion by 2022 from the market value of $36.09 billion in 2016.

During Irma's Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries

Adele Peters for Fast Company: The ability of some residences and businesses to stay functioning as the power went out around them shows the growing potential of local generation and microgrids. Now those batteries just have to get a lot cheaper.

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MONI Smart Security Will Offer Professional Monitoring For Nest Secure Exclusively At Launch

Offering will drive greater penetration into $80 billion connected home market

Ring Video Doorbell helps over 100,000 UK homeowners prevent doorstep crime

Smart home security device has led to approximately 100 police arrests of doorstep criminals and provides peace of mind to residents

Amazon, Centrica, Deutsche Telekom, and Philips to keynote at 12th-annual CONNECTIONSâ„¢ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer

Unit sales of standalone IP cameras in Western Europe to reach 10.76 million by 2021

Acoustic Innovations Launches Special 25th Anniversary Website Portal

Site Features an All-New Photo Gallery of World-Class Home Theaters Organized by Design Style

MATRIX Labs Joins Z-Wave Alliance; Announces Z-Wave Plus Certification for MATRIX Creator IoT Development Platform

The MATRIX Creator allows custom installers to design and build IoT smart home apps that deliver functionality that may not be provided by the big-name control brands.

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