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How the Gig Economy is Messing with Integration Businesses

The gig economy has done a great job of providing people with a side hustle, but it has also caused some problems for integrators across the country.

CE Pro Editors · August 24, 2021

GE and Google Partner to Create Next-Gen Smart Appliances

Google Cloud and GE Appliances have teamed up on a multi-year project designed to transform the way consumers interact with smart appliances.

CE Pro Editors · August 23, 2021

Matter Smart Home Standard Release Timeline Pushed to 2022

While the original timeline for the smart home standard forecasted a release by the second-half of 2021, the window has been pushed back to 2022.

Jason Knott · August 16, 2021

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Initial Court Ruling Favors Sonos Over Google

In a court filing Sonos claimed that Google violated five of its patents. A newly announced court ruling has upheld Sonos’ claims.

Robert Archer · August 16, 2021

Examining How ADT Won 2021 Monitoring Technology Marvel Award

ADT took home the illustrious award for SoSecure, a mobile phone app that is easy to use and bursting with useful features.

Scott Goldfine · August 10, 2021

Google Assistant Outsells Amazon Alexa as Smart Speaker Sales Slow Dramatically

Smart speaker sales slow in Q2, as Google (37%) overtakes Amazon (21%) in market share. Apple HomePod sales register 245% growth vs. 2020.

Jason Knott · July 29, 2021

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Sonos Calls Out Google, Amazon Tactics in Senate Antitrust Hearings

Eddie Lazarus, chief legal officer, Sonos, Inc., appeared before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust and Consumer Rights.

Robert Archer · June 18, 2021

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Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’ Attacked in Congress

Senate judiciary subcommittee anti-trust hearing warns Amazon and Google of their growing potential monopoly on the smart home space.

Jason Knott · June 18, 2021

4 Key Business and Lifestyle Trends Transforming Customer Demand

Certain markets like work-from-home and security and surveillance saw huge upticks in consumer interest in 2020, so be sure to keep targeting these areas as 2021 hits its midway point.

CE Pro Editors · June 17, 2021

What Does Google Support for Matter Smart Home Protocol Mean?

Google to use the Matter smart home protocol across all Nest devices. What does that mean for professional integrators?

Jason Knott · May 24, 2021