Adam Rowe for Tech.co: Funding for smart home startups is looking up. According to the latest data from CB Insights, funding amounts are on track to be 30 percent better than they were in 2015. That’s only the total amount of funding, though: The actual number of deals is still on pace to remain even. Both the amount and the number of deals are well below the smart home interest peak in 2014, however.
In short, smart home startups are showing signs of weathering the 2014 bubbleand continuing to march towards profits. Cont'd...
Honeywell's Entire Family of Connected Thermostats Can Make Home More Comfortable with Amazon's Alexa-Enabled Devices
Smart Thermostat Company ecobee Announces $35 Million Funding Round from Amazon Alexa Fund, Thomvest and Relay Ventures
PR Newswire: "Did I lock the car?" "How can I warm up my car on a snowy morning without going outside, get my news and still get to work on time?" These are questions that can leave many car owners feeling frazzled. But not G80 and G90 owners, as Genesis is the first automaker to launch an Alexa skill, allowing remote voice commands to control connected cars. Genesis Connected Services can take care of these tasks and more from inside the home using the Alexa voice service on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. The new Alexa skill for Genesis is available today across Alexa-enabled devices.
"We're excited to bring the convenience of voice and Alexa to the Genesis G80 and G90," said Steve Rabuchin, vice president, Amazon Alexa. "With this innovative Alexa implementation, customers can now start their car, and get the heat going all just by asking Alexa from the comfort of their own home. We can't wait for our customers to try it out." Cont'd...
CEDIA - Platinum Tools® Debuts Next Generation Termination System at CEDIA Expo 2016: the EZEX-RJ45®
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