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I don’t believe GAFA is anywhere near capable of security, home automation, AV control any more than I believed Google could make something out of Google Glass.  Apple is only the true hardware maker in the group and they really only have expertise... — JR-PS on Apr 28
“that the price we can charge for the delivery of premium support and services has little to do with the costs we incur doing it.” - A conscious shift must occur within the industry - imagine a customer will pay more to have a router power cycled... — Roy French on Apr 28
I am rebooting my Apple TV as we speak and my earpiece just stopped working on my iPhone.  I am so looking forward to talking to customer service about it.  I hope they have a script that actually addresses my problem beyond just doing a factory... — ccolwell artisticsystems.net on Apr 28
Thanks for the update! Great seeing some fresh advancements — acaps on Apr 28
I’m with Cliffjahrmarkt. All GAFA is doing is priming your future integration clients. You fail to see there is no replacement for my home integrator. I use Signals AV at my home. With all of GAFA’s might, GAFA cannot do what Signals does.... — Hagai Feiner / Access Networks on Apr 28
Eveeeennnntualllly one of these bloggers will be correct.  I do however welcome the advertising from the big guys, just like I welcome the advertising from Best Buy.  Great article to get us talking but almost not worth posting. — ctsohiomike gmail.com on Apr 28
Bruno, You obviously don’t understand the CEDIA model. Most if not all serve the 1%ers. I don’t see the doctors, attorneys and successful business owners installing their own light switches, motorized shads, Alarm systems and central lighting... — Cliffjahrmarkt on Apr 28

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