Are we nearing the Dropbox moment for the internet of things?

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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 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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