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Jul 10 2014, 09:02 IST
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Over the next few years, very little stands to be bigger than the Internet of Things, or IoT. Over the next few years, very little stands to be bigger than the Internet of Things, or IoT.
SummaryFor tech companies, devices and data promised by the 'Internet of Things' has a huge potential.

Connected Experiences, is the actual member of AllSeen, and a few months back donated to the group what will be the likely basis of its standard, a software kit for connecting devices called AllJoyn.

Nonsense, said Rob Chandhok, senior vice president of Qualcomm, and one of the three creators of AllJoyn.

Intel and others may be wary of Qualcomm, even if its technology is fully open-sourced. Simply being involved in the creation of the main part of an open-source project can lead to technical insights that are beneficial down the road. Google, after all, does not directly make money from its Android operating system, but does control much of what can go into it.

There are no guarantees, however. Both Nest and Dropcam, among the most popular connected consumer devices, have been purchased by Google. Neither runs on Android. Moreover, both companies run in conjunction with the cloud computing of Amazon Web Services, and not Google’s cloud. It may not just be an Internet of Things. It may also still have lots of different parts.

Quentin Hardy

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