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Michael Wolf
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Apparently Amazon's not done trying to get all up into our grill(s). #smartkitchen   #smarthome  #iot
Like many, I read about a rumored "kitchen computer" from Amazon for the first time in a Wall Street Journal piece published yesterday. The details are sparse, with only one long sentence describing the project in the piece: "Still in the works is a high-end computer for the kitchen—code-named Kabinet—designed to serve as a hub for an Internet-connected home and capable of taking voice commands for tasks like ordering merch...
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Google announced its OnHub Wi-Fi router, which also has  Zigbee/Thread and Bluetooth radios. In my opinion, it's a trojan horse and is their effort to subsume the smart home hub. Thoughts?
Another week, another Google bombshell. Yep, today Google announced it had introduced a new Wi-Fi router called OnHub, a Wi-Fi router/smart home hub that they think will make Wi-Fi simpler and easier. There's no doubt this is something that we could all use. In fact, I think nearly a decade and ...
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Not into the IoT yet. Still to new for me and waiting for the dust to settle. The hacking of my home still scares me.
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If you're a smart home expert, take our survey. We'll share a summary of the results with you and also you'll have a chance to win some smart home gear!
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Just took the survey!
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Hey #Alexa, tell me what going on in #smarthome   #podcast  
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Hey Alexa, Tell Me What's Going On In the Smart Home
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New Podcast: The Smart Home Shakeout #smarthome   #homeautomation  
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Latest edition of the Smart Home Show: talking about #homekit   #google   #nest  new camera and the #juneoven  as well as making dumb appliances smart
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Rise of the Machines: When Dumb Appliances Become Smart
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Google just introduced a new Wi-Fi router with Zigbee/Thread and Blueooth. It's essentially a smart home hub in a Wi-Fi router package. I think they're trying to hasten the demise of the stand alone hub. Whether they'll succeed is yet to be seen. You think they'll have any luck?
Another week, another Google bombshell. Yep, today Google announced it had introduced a new Wi-Fi router called OnHub, a Wi-Fi router/smart home hub that they think will make Wi-Fi simpler and easier. There's no doubt this is something that we could all use. In fact, I think nearly a decade and ...
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Do you know the difference between Icontrol and Zonoff? Thread and Zigbee? Then take our survey on the #smarthome! 
We want to hear from people who know about the ins and outs of the smart home and IoT marketplace. We are conducting a survey and will share a summary of the results with those who take the survey. We'll also be giving out some smart home gear to a few lucky folks who take the survey.
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Who will buy Wink? #smarthome   #homeautomation  
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Who's Gonna Buy Wink? by The Smart Home Show
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New #SmartKitchen Notes:@Hoover_UK Wizard Wi-Fi Appliances,@Freshub-@NCRCorporation Kitchen Commerce Partnership 
Here at Smart Kitchen Summit we're busy finalizing our agenda and getting great speakers (check out our lineup here), but we're also keeping an eye on the news in the connected kitchen space. Here's what happened last week: Hoover Europe Debuts WiFi Appliance Lineup Candy Hoover, a large multi brand manufacturer of home appliances, officially launched a line of connected home appliances last week in London under the brand Hoover Wiz...
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Things could get bumpy in the #smarthome  business. 
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I think we're in for a little turbulence in the smart home market. Not because the market isn't growing. It is. It's just not growing in a way that can make every investor, startup and big tech company happy. This isn't completely unexpected.
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Here I talk with Shane Dyer of Arrayent about making dumb appliances smart on latest edition of the Smart Home Show
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Technology analyst. Writer. Blogger.
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  • 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
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    Like Clerks, only I rented movies.
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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. 
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  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
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  • Seattle Pacific University
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