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Samsung Jumps on the IoT Bandwagon

Start-up will operate all your home appliances with a router that sends out commands that you send over the Internet

There was news today that Samsung has acquired SmartThings, a start up that will operate all your home appliances, including garage doors, with a router that sends out commands that you send over the Internet.

Right now SmartThings have stuff for iOS and Android only. You can buy your stuff now to remodel your home.

Google of course started the ball rolling, buying up Nest, the smart-home thermostat and the Dropcam via Nest to monitor homes with a Wi-Fi camera.

I believe Samsung ($200 million) made a much better deal than Google ($3.2 billion). Read this informative article on the Forbes magazine.

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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: He writes articles on several topics to many sites.