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Smart business models for the connected home

Nick Ismail for Information Age: The era of the smart, connected home is here, and this technological trend will likely define business models for years to come

Smart Home and IoT: Growth, Consumer Trends

Research from Parks Associates shows that while familiarity with smart home products is still low, there is more and more interest from consumers to integrate connected products in the home.

Could Better IoT Standards Reduce Cybercriminal Activity?

The challenge for developers will be in building complex security structures that don’t hamper device usability.

Influence: Good Influencer Reviews Begin with Great Leaders

Negative feedback doesn’t have to stay negative. At times, that can mean fixing the problem, improving customer service or something as simple as rewriting user/installation information.

Things to Consider Before Upgrading to a Tech-filled Car

While automakers are pushing the envelope for what’s possible in a new vehicle, you may want to re-think exactly how much tech you really want in your next ride—or at least what kind.

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Hubbell Incorporated Acquires Leading IoT Brand iDevices®

Hubbell and iDevices join forces to usher in the next evolution of smart home and IoT innovation.

THE US SMART HOME MARKET REPORT: Systems, apps, and devices leading to home automation

Nicholas Shields for Business Insider: The same issues BI Intelligence first identified back in 2015 still plague the space — persistently high prices, technological fragmentation, and consumers' lack of a perceived benefit from the devices.

Smart home product manufacturers must target customers in different ways

Rene Millman for Internet of Business: Smart home consumers can be divided into seven segments, according to new research from market analyst firm Strategy Analytics.

Research Points to Big Uptick in Smart Home Device Adoption, Awareness

Benchmark report from PlumChoice and Z-Wave Alliance shows consumers got ‘smarter’ in 2016, examines individual device interest

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V-MODA Forza Metallo Wireless Headphones Now Shipping

Award-winning audio brand unleashes 3D-printed custom Bluetooth® in-ear headphones

RTI Expands the Audio Experience With AD-16x Audio Matrix Switcher, Now Shipping

New Matrix Routes Up to 16 Audio Sources Across 16 Zones for Comprehensive Audio Management in Large Installations

Parks Associates Announces Comcast SVP to Present Opening Keynote at CONNECTIONSâ„¢: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 23

21st-Annual Executive Conference, May 23-25 in San Francisco, Features Analysts and Industry Executives Addressing Machine Learning, AI, and more

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