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U.S. Cellular launches 'OnLook' home automation and security service, challenging AT&T

U.S. Cellular is jumping into the digital home automation and security market, presenting a challenge to AT&T Mobility, which has largely had the market to itself among wireless carriers via its Digital Life unit.

Comcast home invasion lawsuit exposes risks for home automation, security service providers

Exposing the possible liability risks for providers of home automation and security services, Comcast is being sued by a Kirkland, Wash., family following a grisly home-invasion incident last year.

Home automation, connected car pushing IoT, but lack of standards stings, execs say

LAS VEGAS--The fastest growing segments of the Internet of Things market include home automation, the connected car market and mobile healthcare and health monitoring, according to a panel of leading IoT executives. However, a lack of standards--or rather, a proliferation of them--is holding back adoption and creating headaches for the industry.

Suddenlink launches into home automation services

Suddenlink is getting into the home automation business, launching a new service that lets customers remotely arm and disarm their security systems, monitor live streamed video of their domiciles, and remotely control things like lights and thermostats for as little as $30 a month, depending on promotions and bundling.

Former Charter exec Schremp launches home automation platform

Former Charter Communications executive Ted Schremp's SmartHome Ventures has announced a new retail-focused home-automation platform designed to compete with services offered by top pay-TV providers.

Samsung buys home automation platform SmartThings in Internet of Things push

Samsung Electronics confirmed it purchased home automation platform SmartThings (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner), which Samsung said will enable the startup to expand its platform and work with more partners and devices. The deal represents a significant new investment by Samsung into the Internet of Things market.

Untangling the business opportunities in the Internet of Things

It's no secret that the Internet of Things has generated a significant amount of buzz in the wireless industry. Indeed, the Internet of Things is now at the peak of its own hype cycle, according to research firm Gartner. (For comparison, the M2M market has already peaked and is on its way toward a "plateau of productivity" while virtual personal assistants are on the firm's pre-peak "innovation trigger" slope.)  But its top position on Gartner's hype cycle graph does nothing to limit the potential importance of the Internet of Things. 

Rumor Mill: Samsung eyeing home automation platform SmartThings in $200M deal

Samsung Electronics is considering buying home automation platform SmartThings (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner) for around $200 million, according to a  TechCrunch  report, in what would be yet another move by Samsung to get its hooks into the Internet of Things market.

iControl adds Sercomm cloud camera to home automation platform

iControl Networks said Tuesday that it is adding a new high-definition camera from Sercomm to its home automation platform.

AT&T, cable home automation supplier iControl join AllSeen Alliance

Broadband rivals that are marketing competing home automation services such as Comcast's Xfinity Home and AT&T's AT&T Digital Life appear to be embracing the concept of offering subscribers interoperable devices, according to an announcement from a new industry coalition called the AllSeen Alliance.