Posts Tagged ‘connected devices’

Alex Dayon of Salesforce.com on the Internet of Things

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Bruce Rogers of Forbes recently wrote, “There is a wave of digital disruption coming at CMOs from all fronts. The world has shifted over the past five years, mostly because of the emergence of the ‘internet of things’–a world where nearly everyone and everything is interconnected in a web enabled network. But according to Alex Dayon, former co-founder of Business Objects and now president of Salesforce.com’s applications and platform products, ‘we could call ourselves the ‘internet of customers’ because we’ve always connected devices and apps. It means there’s a customer behind it. By 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices. And behind every device, whether it’s a smartphone, a car, a toothbrush, or a light bulb, there is a customer’.” Read more

The Internet of Things is All Around You

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Drew Hendricks of Sys-Con recently wrote, “Over the course of the past decade, there’s been a lot of hype pertaining to the Internet of Things (IoT) and how China leads the U.S. in this technology – yet many who are active on the Internet are still unaware of its existence. In its simplest form, IoT is an evolving wireless network of objects and devices that will eventually all be connected with each other. Using RFID, Bluetooth, GPS and other emerging semantic technology, and working in tandem with cloud computing, Web portals and back-end systems, in essence our “things” will be be able to “talk” with each other.” Read more

LG Home Chat Tells Your Appliances What to Do with NLP

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Leslie Horn of Gizmodo reports, “LG has a new messaging service that lets you tell all of your appliances—from washing machines to ovens—what you need them to do. The service was announced at the company’s CES press conference, and should go into effect in the next few months with the release of the LG’s newest line of smart appliances. Say you need to turn your oven on or you need to stop the dryer. Message via Home Chat and you can get these things done. It uses natural language processing to understand what you’re saying to your smart appliances in a text message. You don’t have to use commands—just speak naturally. So in terms of real-world application, you can text the washer and ask ‘what are you doing?’ and it’ll say ‘spin cycle’ or whatever it’s up to. Or you can check with your fridge to see what’s inside, instead of forgetting something at the grocery store. It’s just like texting with your machines.” Read more

Veveo Receives US Patent for Semantic Search

According to a new article out of the company, “Veveo, a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions, announced today the issuance of a new patent application, bringing its total count of issued patents to 31 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Veveo has filed more than 67 patent applications to date for advanced technologies that support more than 100 million connected devices and televisions globally through Tier-1 operators and device OEMs in the pay television and mobile sectors.” Read more