By Marie Martin
The Internet of Things: Another Silicon Valley invention to get all excited
about? Or is it something that will hold up beyond the California border and
If you’re aching to know, then I suggest you attend the upcoming
“Monetizing the ‘Internet of Things’” presentation by our
illustrious, and super smart co-founder, Brendan O’Brien. He’ll fly in
from the East Coast just to talk to you all about the IoT next Tuesday,
October 14th at 12 noon at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Foothill-F room, just
steps away from the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
To be sure, I think you know what the answer to the question posed above is.
The IoT is here, and it’s happening now. But there’s nothing like hearing
Brendan talk about it. It’s ‘dinner and a show.’ (Well, no dinner, but
you get my drift).
Brendan will talk about Google and what they’... (more)
How big will the IoT be? According to readwrite, if you ask Cisco and Morgan
Stanley it’s somewhere between “big” and “ginormous”.
Cisco says there will be 50 billion devices connected by the end of the
decade. Morgan Stanley extrapolated a 50% higher estimate at 75 billion. To
put it into perspective that’s 9.4 connected devices for every man, woman
and child on this spinning little ball we call home. Morgan Stanley suggests
that even that number could be low with up to 200 devices helping each of us
stay better connected.
The IoT is big news because it borrows from the old Ma ... (more)
Google’s and Samsung’s Smart Home Deals Lead the Internet of Things Land
By Marie Martin
If you’re like me – with my busy schedule and all – it’s easy to
forget things, especially when I am in a rush to get out of the house for
work or for some critical appointment.
Usually my mind is fixated elsewhere. I invariably have to ask myself whether
I’ve switched off the iron or whatever appliance I happened to be using
before I left. Oh, and did I lock the door?
Somebody could make a million bucks if they came up with a device that
remotely shuts down any appliance large or small... (more)
The Compelling Driver for IoT Is in Services, Not The Devices
By Marie Martin
I came across a very interesting story posted at the Reviewed.com. Website in
the section covering home oven reviews. The headline read “The Smart Home
Dominates the Internet of Things.” The story, based on a recent report
published by Appinions, a market research firm, stated that while home
automation “is used interchangeably” with the Internet of Things, the
fact is that the IoT is far bigger than that. “It promises to unify a vast
array of industrial and commercial devices and activities, not just y... (more)
Monetization – As Interesting as It Sounds?
Monetization. Monetize. Great sounding words. Is it just pricing or something
Merriam-Webster defines monetize as “to coin into legal tender,” or “to
purchase debt and thereby free for other uses moneys that would have been
devoted to debt service,” or “to utilize (something of value) as a source
Wikipedia defines monetization as “the process of converting or
establishing something into legal tender.”
All these definitions indicate that monetization is more than pricing,
although pricing is definitely involved. Mone... (more)