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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

Whistleblower Claims Ubiquiti Significantly Downplayed Major Data Breach

The group of hackers accessed Ubiquiti’s Amazon Web Services database and pledged to disclose the location of a backdoor if a ransom in Bitcoin was not provided.

Rodney Bosch · April 06, 2021

Masonite to Embed Ring Doorbells, Yale Smart Locks Directly into Doors

Technology from Amazon Ring video doorbells and Assa Abloy Yale Home smart deadbolt locks will be inside Masonite doors.

Jason Knott · March 29, 2021

Ring Inks Big Deal with National Homebuilder Lennar

Lennar Communities Connected by Ring will include Ring doorbells, eero routers, Moen leak detection, Honeywell/Resideo thermostat, and more.

Jason Knott · February 02, 2021

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2021: Home Theater Is Hotter Than Ever

A confluence of factors including increased time spent at home, higher-quality content, dwindling theatrical-to-home release window, state-of-the-art AV technologies, differentiation of the cinema projection format against 16:9, and more create a compelling opportunity.

CE Pro Editors · January 27, 2021

Amazon Adds $4.99/Month Alexa Guard Plus Security Monitoring Service

Amazon Alexa Guard Plus is $49 per year alarm monitoring service. Amazon also adds free Energy Dashboard service.

Jason Knott · January 26, 2021