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Michael Wolf
Works at NextMarket Insights
Attended Thunderbird School of Global Management
Lives in Seattle
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Can a startup recover from a recall? #smarthome   #homeautomation  
Recalls are never good news. They cost lots of money and resources, and can bring even the most resource rich companies to their knees. While there aren't a lot of case studies for smart home recalls, we can say that with a fair degree of certainty the Nest Protect smoke alarm recall last year ...
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I'm moderating a panel on the future of #podcasting  with some greats: +Jesse Thorn +Tom Merritt and +PodcastOne 's Norm Pattiz this Thursday. If you're in town (San Diego) on Thursday, stop by. Also: Looking forward to seeing: +Michael Stelzner 
Social Media Marketing World 2015 is the world's largest social media marketing conference. By attending, you'll make connections with 100+ of the world's top social media pros (plus 2500 of your peers) and you'll discover amazing ideas that'll transform your social media marketing. The event takes place in San Diego, California on March 25, 26 and 27, 2015.
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and related: Here's a company in #smarthome  that I thought had fallen victim to a highly competitive market and was acquired rather than go it alone:
It was announced this morning that AlertMe has been acquired by British Gas, the company’s biggest customer and one of its main investors. A couple quick thoughts: -The company was early to the smart...
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Here's my predictions for #smarthome  in 2015 #predictions2015  
It's mid-January, and CES is in the books, so it's about time I get my smart home predictions out for the year, right? Actually, while most prognosticators work on the prediction posts in December, I think anyone predicting the upcoming year in consumer tech before CES risks seeing their ...
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Looking to give some  #smarthome   #giftideas ? This is the only smart home #giftguide  you need! 
Download MP3 iTunes RSS Welcome to the Smart Home Show Smart Home gift guide! This podcast provides a good framework for how to think about buying a smart home gift for anyone in your life, from the completely non-technical to the super-nerd. You can hear all of it by clicking play (or downloading it or getting in a podcast player on your phone), but here I want to provide some links to some of the products I mentioned on the pod...
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Bluetooth grill maker +iDevices is betting big on #homekit   #smarthome  platform. 
Connected grill maker iDevices goes big with HomeKit, investing $10 million in building a new platform centered around Apple smart home framework.
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Interested in the intersection between food, technology and our lives? So am I. I'm exploring putting together a #smartkitchen  summit. If you're interested in knowing more, read and let me know #smarthome   #IoT  
Hey folks, I'm in the process of exploring putting together a one day event in Seattle around the smart kitchen. I've just started to put together a rough outline of what an event would look like, but here's the gist: Basically a small, one day event with speakers from appliance side, ...
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Are you going to #sxsw2015  and are interested in #smarthome  and #IoT  ? RSVP for our rooftop smart home mixer on St. Paddy's day!
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What do you think? Are certain categories in #IoT  and #smarthome  reaching the point of market consolidation?
While the Internet of Things and smart home are seen as exciting new markets, market consolidation has already begun
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The #smartkitchen  will change the way we cook, prep and store food in coming years. What do you think? #smarthome  
Edmonds, WA - As smart home and Internet of Things technology becomes widely adopted in the coming years, one of the areas in the home that will see the greatest change over the next decade is the kitchen. The growing impact of this new technology and the resulting "smart kitchen" will result in ...
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If you're a +Flipboard user and are interested in #smarthome  , check out the mag I'm curating over ther.
By Michael Wolf | A Flipboard magazine about smart home, home automation and consumer IoT.
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Occupation
Technology analyst. Writer. Blogger.
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Blogging, analysis, podcasting, seeing the future
Employment
  • NextMarket Insights
    Chief Analyst, 2012 - present
  • GigaOM Media
    Vice President, technology analyst. Writer. Blogger., 2009 - 2013
  • ABI, Instat
    Research Director & Principal Analyst - Consumer & Digital Media, 1998 - 2008
  • Avnet
    Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategy for Office of CEO, 1996 - 1998
  • US West Cellular
    Analyst
  • Ice Cream Truck Driver
    Proudest moment: speeding ticket in 3-wheel vehicle
  • Pietro's Pizza
    Pizza Flipper
  • Lake Tapps Video
    Like Clerks, only I rented movies.
  • Spencer's Gifts
    Sold fake barf and dog poo
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Seattle
Previously
Seattle - Phoenix - Boston - Los Angeles
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Introduction
I'm the founder of NextMarket Insights, a research firm focused on emerging technologies. I also run the popular NextMarket Podcast, which the Verge listed in its top 10 must-listen tech podcasts and which has 350 thousand Soundcloud subscribers. Before NextMarket, I was the founding VP of Research for GigaOM, where I currently still blog. I also write for Forbes. I live and work in Seattle area with my wife and two kids. 
Education
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
    MBA
  • Seattle Pacific University
    BA
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Birthday
February 18