Podcast: Why the internet of things is cool and how Mobiplug is helping make it happen

The Internet of things is both a real opportunity and incredibly over-hyped. But because I love all things connected and anything having to do with chips and data I decided to start talking to people who hope to make the internet of things, not only a reality, but also an opportunity to offer innovative services and create new businesses.

In the inaugural podcast I interview Mike Soucie, the VP of sales for Mobiplug, a startup that’s building a connected gateway. But first, my colleague Chris Albrecht and I give you a little preview on why the internet of things matters.

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Host: Stacey Higginbotham

  • Mike Soucie on Mobiplug’s mission and why the smartphone is an enabler for the internet of things …. 6:30
  • We’re at Stage One of the internet of things, but Soucie lays out the next two stages and how they might evolve … 11:20
  • Soucie’s thoughts on what will determine success in the Internet of things and double-edge sword that comes with the lack of standards… 18:21
  • How Soucie is using the internet of things today to make his life easier … 20:50

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Disclosure: Fitbit, which is mentioned in this podcast, is backed by True Ventures, a venture capital firm that is an investor in the parent company of this blog, Giga Omni Media. Om Malik, founder of Giga Omni Media, is also a venture partner at True.