Ina Fried

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Linux Foundation, Host of Consumer Electronics Firms, Line Up Behind New “Internet of Things” Standard

The Linux Foundation said on Monday that it has lined up a number of big-name tech firms behind a new AllSeen Alliance designed to ensure easy connections among the various devices and objects that will be Internet-enabled in the coming years. Founding members of the group include Haier, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Silicon Image and TP-Link. The effort is being built upon Qualcomm’s AllJoyn open-source project.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work