IoT Spending At $737 Billion, On Way To Pass $1 Trillion

by Net Future Institute on February 10, 2017

By Chuck Martin After spending several days with the consumer electronics industry at CES in Last Vegas earlier this year, it was quite obvious that the market now sees the Internet of Things as a very big deal. To help numerically add icing to that electronic cake, IDC recently came out with an updated IoT […]

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By Chuck Martin Voice assistants are coming in a big way this year. Last year, 7 million voice-first devices, most notably Amazon Echo and Google Home, hit the market. That was up from only 2 million the year before. This year, 25 million devices will be shipped, bringing the total number of voice-first devices to […]

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Car Of The Future: Ridesharing And Advertising On-The-Go

by Net Future Institute on November 18, 2016

By Chuck Martin The car of the future may be here sooner than many people think and mobility of the future may look different than expected. One of the most significant effects of the driverless car of the future will be the different ways that time will be spent in a car along with new […]

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Getting Consumers To Buy Into The Internet Of Things

August 17, 2016

By Chuck Martin There’s buying into the Internet of Things and then there is buying in the Internet of Things. This phenomenon became pretty clear in an interesting stat that was tossed out at the MediaPost IoT Marketing Forum recently. During his presentation, Bill Lee, VP, Smart Home Marketing at Samsung Electronics America, recounted how […]

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The Internet Of Things By The Percentages

August 8, 2016

By Chuck Martin The percentage growth involving the Internet of Things is quite varied and in many cases rather stunning. Based on a tabulation of the market research that came out over the first six months of this year that I just completed, some of the growth areas are more than double and even triple […]

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Big Money In The Internet Of Things: A Mid-Year Report

August 8, 2016

By Chuck Martin While the numbers and percentages involving the Internet of Things are large, they are nothing compared to the dollars involved. Now that the first half of the year is over, I have also tabulated the stats and forecasts regarding the money involved. Here’s a look at the research around the IoT money, […]

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The Road To Self-Driving Cars: But First, Traffic And Weather

February 5, 2016

By Chuck Martin There’s still a great distance between the somewhat smart car of today and the driverless car of the future. But the relationship between people and their cars is on a path of evolution as vehicle technology melds more into The Internet of Things. Over the next decade, the auto industry will be […]

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Marketing In The New IoT Land Of Automation

February 5, 2016

By Chuck Martin The Internet of Things is going to make more things automatic. It’s not the actual things that will become automatic, but rather that connected things will automate more things for consumers. There were many examples of this at CES in Las Vegas last week. None were necessarily earthshaking by themselves, but taken […]

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Islands Of The Internet Of Everything Unite At CES

January 11, 2016

By Chuck Martin One of the key insights from CES this year is that the pieces of The Internet of Things are starting to be made to work with each other. At the last two CES annual events, smart objects tended to operate in more of a standalone approach. A smart lightbulb could be controlled […]

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