Mike Elgan: Here comes the age of ambient everything. Change is in the air.

Source: While shopping at the grocery store recently and wearing Google Glass, I got an incoming social media alert referring to a phrase used by the Pew Research Center: "ambient news."
Wait, what the heck is ambient news?
Pew uses that phrase to characterize the experience of getting news in social streams, especially on the social sites Reddit, Twitter and Facebook.

Ed Moyle : Securing the Internet of Things: 5 Easy Pieces


Source: "The Internet of Things has been receiving quite a bit of attention. Definitions vary, but at its core the concept is a simple one: Extend computing and data-processing capability to the physical world around us. The earliest manifestations of this are starting to be seen already in the growth of smart devices: televisions, automobiles, appliances, electric meters, etc.
Certainly, one can imagine numerous scenarios...

Jason Hannula: Internet of Things: Intelligence Enabled

Source: "The Internet of Things is following in the footsteps of Moore's Law toward cheaper and more powerful computer chips. Economical machine sensors with enabled communication technology are approaching commodity price points where all things can have a connection.

This feeds into predictions of over 30 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020, as quoted by Samir Alam in BizTech2.com.

Virginia Backaitis: Your Car Is a Data Platform, What Can It Tell About You?

Source: "We’ve all heard about the Internet of things. We know you can use Nest to control your thermostat from your iPhone, so if you forgot to turn the heat down when you left for work you can do it from the office. And then there’s Jawbone that monitors your movement — forget exercise, if you want to set it up to turn on your coffeemaker as soon as you start moving in the morning, it can do that too. And then there’s the app I’m waiting for...

Gatesense Hackathon @CBS, Copenhagen

Source: "Gatesense is a pioneering platform that will collect data from vast variety of sources and use it as the basis for creating a sustainable economy. Join the Gatesense Hackathon @CBS: help us co-create a platform and empower people to boldly experiment and accomplish things that would otherwise be impossible.

We would also like you to help us build a smart city one app at a time – starting with a traffic app that will solve traffic problems in Copenhagen!

Christopher Mims: Cisco’s disastrous quarter shows how NSA spying could freeze US companies out of a trillion-dollar opportunity

Source: "Cisco announced two important things in today’s earnings report: The first is that the company is aggressively moving into the Internet of Things—the effort to connect just about every object on earth to the internet—by rolling out new technologies. The second is that Cisco has seen a huge drop-off...

Daniel Dimov: Privacy Implications of the Internet of Things

While the Internet of Things will certainly facilitate the life of people, it may also bring new privacy threats. In 2008, the U.S. National Intelligence Council published a report that warned it would be difficult to deny “access to networks of sensors and remotely controlled objects by enemies of the United States, criminals, and mischief makers.” According to the aforementioned report by the Economist, 60% of the interviewed business leaders believe that concerns about data privacy...

Ben van Lier: Digital business and complexity

Source: "Over the past weeks, IT research agency Gartner announced a new development that is going to change the industrial world: digital business. The launch was accompanied by a great drum roll and trumpet fanfare. According to Gartner, digital business is based upon the development of the Internet of Everything, a term that was introduced by Cisco. Gartner stated that by combining digital business and the Internet of Everything, the industry is changed on three levels:

Rakesh Sharma: Five Challenges For The Internet of Things Ecosystem

Lack of a Shared Infrastructure Lack of Common Standards: .. IOT needs an Internet Engineering Task Force or IETF
Battery Life: Prolonged battery life that sources energy from unconventional power sources is a must
Data Control:  one of the more significant barriers to large-scale adoption of the technology. Data Sharing: ...data provisioning builds off a social contract between large corporations and customers.

David Roe: The Internet of Things Will Change Everything, Including the Economy

Source: " Sure the development of the Internet of Things has a way to go before it becomes a  reality. But IT research firm Gartner already estimates it will be worth $1.9 trillion by 2020. Gartner also predicts the Internet of Things will create an entire new economy based on interconnectivity of devices. The predictions were made yesterday by Gartner's Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of research, at the Gartner Symposium ITXPO 2013.

Stephen Lawson: The Internet of things needs a lot of work

Home tech also needs to be transformed, Frog’s Rolston said. Using a phone to control devices in the home doesn’t make sense, he said. The many connected appliances and control should together form a computer of their own. “The computer is not this box in the corner, or box in your pocket, it’s something you are surrounded by,” Rolston said. “We have a difficult time with that right now. ...

We built a whole industry marketing and developing around boxes.”"

Andrew Harrer: ‘Internet of Things’ set to disrupt local manufacturers

Nosbusch spoke about how the “Internet of Things” has started to seep into the manufacturing field at Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair in Houston Tuesday. The Milwaukee-based industrial automation, power, control and information solutions company hosted its annual fair at the George R. Brown Convention Center with the intention of discussing how automation technology is impacting Houston’s core industries — manufacturing and energy."

Eric Mershon: FTC wading into 'Internet of things'

The Federal Trade Commission is due to hold a workshop on the so-called Internet of Things next week as it begins to sort out how existing privacy and security laws apply to next-generation devices that collect streams of data on users. The daylong event is widely seen as the agency’s effort to establish a foothold in this largely unregulated piece of the Internet economy that is transforming a wide variety of industries. “Technology is just developing at a pace that we can barely keep up with,” FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez

Thingmonk bridges Web Startup Internet of Things communities with their peers in the Industrial Internet/Machine to Machine space.

Confirmed speakers include Alexandra DeschampsSonsino, founder of Goodnight Lamp, Matt Webb, founder of BERG, Ian Skerrett, Marketing Director of the Eclipse Foundation and Nick O’Leary, emerging tech specialist at IBM and creator of the NodeRED integration/wiring tool, and Rick Bullotta, CTO ThingWorx.

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