SNS: CES and the IoT


Volume 18, Issue 1
Week of January 5, 2015

In This Issue
Feature: CES and the IoT

  • Competitive Intelligence?
  • What’s Not To Like?
  • What’s To Like?

Quotes of the Week
Takeout Window

  • Cabin Design of the New Mercedes F015 Concept Car, at CES 2015
  • Cartoon of the Week

Upgrades and Numbers

  • Proteins Carry Code, Too
  • End of the Lizard Squad? By the Finest Squad
  • Slavish Copying 101: China’s SAD Path

In Case You Missed It…
SNS Members Making News

This week, as 160,000 vendors, buyers, and spies roam the aisles of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it seemed like the right time to write about the Internet of Things (IoT) again, using examples from CES to illustrate the creative, exciting ways in which things will talk to, and work with, other things, often with little or no human input.

Vendors have spent the last few years raising the war chant about the sheer size of this tsunami in intelligent products, with Ericsson (10B) and Cisco (50B and counting) vying for who can cadge together the largest numbers of new dumb / smart nodes on the Net. Everyone knows the numbers don’t really matter, as long as there is a “B” in there somewhere. You can just about hear the cash registers clanging (or Apple Paying) in the background.

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