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Summary:

Connecting devices into a truly interoperable system isn’t as easy as some of the hype masters touting the internet of things would have you believe. But Peter Semmelhack has a few ideas.

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The internet of things doesn’t exist today. We’re conflating the ease and ubiquity of the internet and the web with things that range from thermostats to jet engines. There is no common language. There is no common hardware. There isn’t even a common sense of why we want to connect all these things. That’s the input from Peter Semmelhack, the CEO and co-founder of Bug Labs, a company that builds connected products.

Semmelhack is on the show to discuss what’s missing from the internet of things and how he thinks “things” will migrate online. He’s also discussing his vision for a technology stack for the internet of things. We focus on a tool for getting devices online called Dweet.io and Freeboard, a dashboard that will launch later on Tuesday. You can get the scoop here first, while getting a somewhat contrarian viewpoint about the future of connected homes, businesses and cities. Listen up.

Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guests: Peter Semmelhack, CEO and cofounder of Bug Labs.

  • What’s holding up the internet of things?
  • Is this the Dropbox moment for IoT when connecting devices becomes easy?
  • What does the IoT stack look like?
  • A bit about Dweet, Freeboard and connected whiskey distilleries.

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  1. mostly, i think its ok that the only thing that is common are the 1s and 0s, and then everyone can do what they want from there; and then there’s this layer of control people want to assert which is where the issues are found. but I’ll listen in and check out what he’s saying.

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