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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

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Why Every Home Will Have Voice Control in 10 Years

Despite consumer concerns related to privacy, voice control is on track to become the most important change to user interface design since the touchscreen revolution.

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

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

Ring Devices Just Got Much Harder to Hack

Ring adds video end-to-end encryption for extra layer of security. Videos can now only be viewed on enrolled mobile devices.

Jason Knott · July 15, 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

Amazon Extends Ban on Sharing Face Recognition with Police

Amazon imposed a one-year halt on sharing data from its ReKognition face recognition software with law enforcement.

Jason Knott · May 20, 2021

Top-Selling Smart Home Surveillance Cameras in 2020 Revealed

Ring, Arlo, Wyze, Google Nest and Alarm.com account for 30% of 42.5 million home video surveillance cameras sold in 2020.

Jason Knott · May 10, 2021

ADT Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Amazon’s Ring Security Brand

ADT asserts that Amazon Ring willfully infringed on the company’s blue octagon design for stickers and yard signs, creating brand recognition and customer confusion issues.

Andrew Nichols · April 27, 2021