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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.

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?

Yves Behar’s “Smart” Lock Startup August Raises $8 Million

Open sez-VCs.

SmartThings Raises $12.5 Million to Internet Some More Things

The toaster called and wants some bread! Get it?


Identity: The Connective Tissue of the Internet of Things

Connected devices are becoming inextricably tied to identity.

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.

IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion Next Year, as Billions of Things Get Connected

Lots of big numbers to consider.

Please Welcome More Terrible Tech Terms to the Oxford Dictionary

Other cringe-worthy additions include cake pops, jorts and “food baby.” Yes, really.

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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