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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.

Broadcom Co-Founder Sees Peace Coming to Warring Wireless-Charging Factions in 2014

In an interview, Broadcom’s Henry Samueli tells AllThingsD that the competing standards efforts will merge into one approach, likely sometime next year.
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A New Worm Proves That the Internet of Things Is Vulnerable to Attack

Not worried about your Internet-connected toaster? Okay, how about your security camera?
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Yves Behar’s “Smart” Lock Startup August Raises $8 Million

Open sez-VCs.
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SmartThings Raises $12.5 Million to Internet Some More Things

The toaster called and wants some bread! Get it?
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Identity: The Connective Tissue of the Internet of Things

Connected devices are becoming inextricably tied to identity.
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With New Chips, Intel Aims for the “Internet of Things”

The hardware giant reveals more details on a smaller, low-power series of chips for a more connected age.
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IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion Next Year, as Billions of Things Get Connected

Lots of big numbers to consider.
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Please Welcome More Terrible Tech Terms to the Oxford Dictionary

Other cringe-worthy additions include cake pops, jorts and “food baby.” Yes, really.
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Grand St. Opens Up a SkyMall-Type Shop for Indie Gadgets

Grand St. said it aims to be the go-to source for of “creative, maker, hackable, small batch ‘unbucketed’ tech.”
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