The internet of things is becoming the next cloud battleground

As the competition among cloud computing providers steps up, so is interest in the internet of things. More connected devices — perhaps especially by governments rolling thousands at a time — should increase the competitive environment as providers fight to be the best possible IoT platforms.


IoT platforms: an emerging market

The increasing pressure on device manufacturers to make their products smart and connected is spurring an entire industry devoted to helping manufacturers add hardware connectivity and back-end services.

Dropcam takes home video monitoring into the cloud

The latest version of Dropcam’s home surveillance cameras is a big step forward in both form and functionality. The camera records 720p video and provides two-way audio functionality, but the real selling point is a cloud-based DVR system and iOS and Android mobile apps.