Things Archive

27 Oct 2014

The internet of things is becoming the next cloud battleground

As the competition among cloud computing providers steps up, so is interest in the internet of things. More connected devices — perhaps especially by governments rolling thousands at a time –… Gigaom Search
12 Oct 2014

Journalism’s biggest competitors are things that don’t even look like journalism

As journalist/programmer Stijn Debrouwere has argued in a persuasive essay about the challenges facing the news business, journalism isn’t being disrupted just by different forms of journalism — it’s being disrupted… Gigaom Search
9 Oct 2014

Budgee the robot will carry your things through stores and down city sidewalks

Five Elements Robotics will make Budgee available in the next few months. In 2015, it plans to release a second version of Budgee that would check out shoppers and carry their… Gigaom Search
8 Oct 2014

Coming this holiday to Best Buy and Target: The internet of things

It will be an automated holiday this year, with major big box retailers gearing up to stock and support connected home devices from a variety of vendors. Gigaom Search
4 Oct 2014

LogMeIn’s CEO shares tips on prepping your business for the internet of things

Enterprises are excited about the promise of the internet of things, but until they start connecting things, they may have little idea of the potential impact on their business. Gigaom Search
2 Oct 2014

Three things traditional media could learn from a crowdfunded Dutch news site

De Correspondent, the Dutch crowdfunding success story, has built a $ 2-million base of subscribers in just a year — and it has also learned a lot about how being open with… Gigaom Search
1 Oct 2014

To combat fragmentation, ARM built a new type of OS for the internet of things

Does the internet of things need an entirely different style of operating system? ARM thinks so. It upgraded mbed to bridge full-featured OSes and the real-time OSes for the embedded market. Gigaom Search
24 Sep 2014

Watson may not know it all, but it sure taught IBM a few things

Mike Rhodin, IBM’s Watson chief, talked candidly about the technology’s power — and challenges — this week at Emtech 2014 at MIt. Gigaom Search
11 Sep 2014

WigWag intros new lights and a platform for the internet of things

WigWag, a smart home platform that consists of a hub, lights and sensors, is both a compelling way to automate your home as well as a trojan horse for a new run time environment for IoT. WigWag
30 Aug 2014

The internet of things requires connectivity first, but it needs people too

The internet of things may make our homes smarter and our car insurance more variable, but it might not mean the end of human intervention in business processes as some fear. The internet of things requires connectivity