By Julie Jacobson · April 9, 2019 • After acquisition, Comcast kills Stringify app, which is 'much better' than IFTTT as an if/then home-automation engine; company recommends IFTTT and Yonomi IoT platforms instead. [grumpy baby]
By CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2018 • Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create 'simple solution to an advanced network' for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.
By Robert Archer · November 14, 2017 • Comcast Xfinity subscribers can access their cable subscriptions from the Xfinity TV app on Sony Android TVs to eliminating set-top boxes (STBs).
By Julie Jacobson · May 23, 2017 • Comcast/Xfinity will be “quite aggressive” in pricing its wholesale security and home automation service for independent dealers, competing with Alarm.com. Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici reveals plans at ISC West 2017. (Julie Jacbson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · May 19, 2017 • If traditional home-automation integrators don't get into the network-security business, it will be grabbed by companies like ADT, Comcast/Xfinity, Best Buy/Magnolia and a host of other competitors eager to own the smart home. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By CE Pro Editors · May 8, 2017 • Available now to 10 million Xfinity Internet customers at no extra charge, xFi gives customers unprecedented visibility and control over one of the most important technologies in their home.
By Julie Jacobson · April 5, 2017 • Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici to discuss Comcast’s strategy for security and home automation at ISC West 2017, plus life after the Icontrol acquisition.
By Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2017 • Comcast’s Dan Herscovici on the acquisition of Icontrol: new smart-home roadmap, a wholesale offering to other providers, thoughts on DIY, integration with TV and voice controls, IoT center in Austin, TX ... and more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2017 • Icontrol, a pioneer in cloud-based security and home automation, has been acquired by Alarm.com and Comcast, despite antitrust concerns. Here's what could be in store for the players and the SHaaS (smart home as a service) landscape. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · September 26, 2016 • Since announcing IP control for its X1 cable boxes last year, Comcast/Xfinity has yet to deliver, but CEDIA 2016 showed some progress with Control4 for home automation integration. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By CE Pro Editors · June 23, 2016 • Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol will be acquired by Comcast/Xfinity and longtime competitor Alarm.com.
By Julie Jacobson · June 17, 2016 • If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we'll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the 'next Icontrol'. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · June 16, 2016 • Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol is reportedly being sold to Comcast/Xfinity and erstwhile rival Alarm.com. What does this mean for the security and home automation market? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · May 9, 2016 • The brand that integrators love to hate -- Xfinity by Comcast -- is coming around with a strong commitment to the home-tech installation channel on both the product and service fronts. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · May 26, 2015 • In S-1 filing for $75M IPO, Alarm.com miscalculates the number of subscribers of its closest SHaaS (smart home as a service) competitor Icontrol.