Podcast: Here’s what’s wrong with the Internet of Things

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With summer winding down, I decided to check in with my colleague Om Malik about his thoughts on the internet of things. After months of griping about first world problems or the hard life of renters after I mentioned a new connected door lock or sock, Om went out a month ago and purchased a Nest, a WeMo and the Philips Hue light bulbs.

In the podcast, you can find out his favorite new toy so far, what has frustrated him most and which gadget he’s regretting. We also discuss why he thinks connectivity is important, what companies he and I like as well as the importance of design. So grab a frosty beverage and listen to Om opine on connected devices. (I managed to opine a bit on services.)

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Show notes:
Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guest: Om Malik, senior writer at GigaOM

  • Om explains his views on the internet of things
  • Om’s favorite connected devices isn’t even connected yet
  • Why design matters when it comes to connected objects and why IFTTT isn’t for everyone
  • It’s not enough to design a product, you need to design a service

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