Smart Home Startup Aimed at Renters Signs Nest, Revolv Execs to Board

By Chelsea Cafiero · February 10, 2017 • Former Nest and Revolv executives join IOTAS, a Portland smart home startup targeting the elusive rental (and Millennial) market.

The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2016 • Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

By Julie Jacobson · April 15, 2016 • Nest finally bricks ill-fated Revolv home automation hub. World damns Tony Fadell, IoT, Google, Alphabet, the cloud, greed and the inability to control landscape lighting, but there are bigger lessons to be learned. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

What Went Wrong with Revolv? Theories on Home Automation Hubs

By Julie Jacobson · October 29, 2014 • Revolv was a promising home automation hub, edged out by Wink, Lowe's Iris, Staples Connect, SmartThings and the Nest ecosystem. Why didn't they make it? CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has some theories.

Nest Acquires Revolv DIY Smart Hub, Shuts It Down

By Grant Clauser · October 24, 2014 • Revolv is now a Nest company and the home automation hub will not be available for sale. Service and support will be available to existing Revolv clients but will not be available to new customers.

With Market Confusion over DIY Home Automation, Revolv Courts Pros with New Programs, Features

By Julie Jacobson · September 5, 2014 • With DIY home automation sales floundering across-the-board at retail, smart-home hub maker Revolv turns to CEDIA professional installation channel, announcing control of A/V via Global Cache, new dealer programs, distribution through AVAD.

CEDIA Expo Q&A: Revolv Announces Installer Program, Insiders Group

By CE Pro Editors · September 5, 2014 • Revolv also develops new webpage dedicated to resources for installers, will participate in CEDIA Expo 2014.

Revolv Launches New Android and Updated iOS Apps With Official Support for Nest

By CE Pro Editors · July 30, 2014 • Includes Enhanced GeoSense and Improved User Interface to Quickly Set Up Automated Actions Around the Home

GE Link Breaks Smart Bulb Price Barriers with $15 ZigBee-Enabled LEDs

By Julie Jacobson · June 27, 2014 • Compatible with Quirky’s new Wink home automation hub, GE Link smart LED bulbs ($15 and up) communicate via ZigBee; Lutron ClearConnect wireless bulbs expected to later this year.

Microsoft Picks Insteon as Home Automation Partner

By Julie Jacobson · May 15, 2014 • Microsoft selects Insteon smart home devices and RF/powerline technology for its "retail entry into the connected home market;" funds development of Insteon smart home app for Windows 8 devices.

More Questions for IoT/Home Automation Companies at Parks’ Connections (M-S)

By Julie Jacobson · May 12, 2014 • What's with the Wi-Fi Cow? And questions for 18 other providers of Internet of Things (IoT) and home automation at Parks' Connections conference.

Making a Case for Consumer-Direct Brands

By Robert Archer · March 14, 2014 • Gary Yacoubian, president of SVS Speakers, says direct brands can help brick-and-mortar dealers boost visibility and augment revenue streams.

Smart Home Solution Revolv Secures $4 Million In Funding Led By The Foundry Group

By CE Pro Editors · November 26, 2013 • New Investment to be Used for Market Expansion and Product Development

Revolv $299 Home Automation Device Has 7 Radios, $2.7M Funding

By Julie Jacobson · August 7, 2013 • Z-Wave, Insteon, Wi-Fi are first of 7 radios activated on Revolv home automation device, now available for preorder for $299. Techstar startup has $2.7M backing with second round of financing in the works. (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)