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Chuck Martin is editor of the IoT Daily at MediaPost and writes the daily Connected Thinking and MobileShopTalk columns. He is a NY Times Business bestselling author of "Mobile Influence" and “The Third Screen.” He is working on a new book titled “The Internet of Everything” (IoE). He is CEO of Mobile Future Institute and a frequent keynote speaker internationally. Follow him on Twitter @chuckmartin and contact him at

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  • SapientRazorfish 'Snap' Program Fine Tunes Rapid Innovation For Internet Of Things in Connected Thinking on 09/21/2017

    The Internet of Things involves lots of speed. This could involve the speed of connections of smart devices, the speed of tracking and analyzing data or the speed of serving context-based messaging to a consumer based on location in real time. There's also another place for speed, and that's in the innovation process that will create the IoT technological marvels aimed at satisfying a market need, maybe even before the market knows it has it.

  • MGM Resorts Taps Into Tech To Enhance Guest Experiences in Connected Thinking on 09/20/2017

    Every industry is being impacted by the Internet of Things in one way or another and hospitality is no exception. Travelers are dealing with beacons at airports to provide more relevant location-based information as they navigate through a terminal on the way to their plane. Delta lets passengers track if their luggage made it onto the plane and Tumi has a device that tells precisely where that luggage is, anywhere in the world.

  • Nike Launches Connected Jersey For NBA Fans in Connected Thinking on 09/19/2017

    Connected clothing is about to get a boost. Nike is introducing a connected jersey so basketball fans can tap a phone to the shirt and receive custom content. The Nike NBA Jersey comes with a tag at the bottom, where an NFC chip sits under the NikeConnect logo.

  • Augmented Reality Headsets Heading To 30 Million, Eventually in Connected Thinking on 09/18/2017

    Augmented reality has been around for years and it looks like some more years will be needed before it hits it big. While Pokemon Go gave many consumers a taste of what AR could look like, the future of AR involves many head-mounted displays to bring it to a broader life. Consumer spending on AR head-mounted displays will account for more than half (53%) of all headset spending within five years, according to the new semi-annual forecast by Greenlight Insights.

  • SMBs Face IoT Security Issues, Ransomware Attacks in Connected Thinking on 09/18/2017

    Many companies are concerned about IoT security, and mid-sized companies may just be at the head of the list. The majority (73%) of mid-market companies say they are at risk for an IoT security breach and even more (92%) are concerned about the potential of ransomware, according to a new security study. Almost a quarter (22%) of companies wit 200 to 499 employees said they already had experienced a security attack.

  • Smartwatches Dominate Wearables Market in Connected Thinking on 09/14/2017

    The wrist wearables market is going strong, especially in the category of smartwatches. Driven by Apple and Android Wear, smartwatches are projected to rule over all other wearable categories for at least the next four years. Other areas for connectedness include clothing, eyewear and most notably wrist bands, according to the new IDC global quarterly wearable device tracking forecast.

  • 73% Of Broadband Consumers Want To Tightly Control Their Personal Data in Connected Thinking on 09/13/2017

    While the Internet of Things will produce mountains of data, many consumers are concerned that someone will access some of the data relating to them. Part of the issue around data also comes down to who consumers will trust with it. A large majority (73%) of U.S. broadband consumers express a desire to keep tight control over access to their personal data, with nearly half being very concerned that someone will access the data without their permission, according to a new report by Parks Associates.

  • Movable Smart Fridge Comes When Called in Around the Net in IoT on 09/15/2017

  • Hotel Room Service Comes From Aura The Robot in Around the Net in IoT on 09/13/2017

  • Robotics Tapped For Salad-Making Machine  in Around the Net in IoT on 09/15/2017

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