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Nancy Gohring: Microsoft chooses open approach for the Internet of Things
Source: „The Internet of Things has a big interoperability problem. You'll ultimately want smart devices in your home and on your body to interact and to be controllable from a single interface.
There are countless efforts to solve this problem. With Microsoft's decision to join the AllSeen Alliance, announced this morning, a difference in approach is starting to emerge.
While Microsoft has gone with an open source effort -- albeit one driven by Qualcomm -- Apple and Google have recently laid out their own proprietary routes. The open efforts should deliver better choice and price for end users -- in theory. But looking at history, Apple's strategy has a good shot at delivering the best user experiences, although with limited choice of products.”