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Amazon Echo: is it the smart home Trojan Horse?

Could Amazon’s Echo be the Trojan Horse that gets the smart home and IoT inside our homes — and consciousness?
I’ve always suspected Amazon was critical to corporate adoption of e-commerce in the ’90s because so many C-level executives were introduced to the concept by doing online holiday shopping for their families.  Just a hunch …
Fast forward to […]

Voice-overs by W. David Stephenson — voice of authority

When you’re looking for a voice of authority for your tech-based product, doesn’t it make sense to choose a talent who is himself a recognized tech authority — who knows your subject and its importance?
W. David Stephenson of Stephenson Voice-Overs is just who you’re looking for.  He has 20 years of cutting-edge experience as a […]

Here’s where I draw the IoT privacy line! social sensing badges

Yikes!
I had the same reaction to this story by the Boston Globe‘s Scott Kirsner (“Is this a management breakthrough, or Big Brother in the workplace?” — sorry, no linkie: it only appears to be available through the subscribers’ archive) that a lot of people did to the story about the hacked, un-encrypted baby monitor: this […]

Launching New Service Speaking About the Internet of Things

I’ve given speeches to business and academic audiences around the world for nearly 30 years, but haven’t tried my hand at paid public speaking until now!
However, I feel so strongly about the transformational potential of the Internet of Things that I want to evangelize on the Big Stage now, reaching corporate management, associations, and — […]

Essential Truth: the IoT Democratizes Innovation

I’ve got Internet of Things innovation on the brain right now: I’m writing a speech specifically to deliver to college audiences to motivate them about careers in the field, so I keep seeing more cool stuff that young people are doing in the field. You know, when you’re a hammer, all you see are nails…
This […]