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Comcast adds new Wi-Fi cameras, voice control to Xfinity Home automation platform

Comcast has added a new Wi-Fi-enabled, high-definition indoor/outdoor camera to its Xfinity-branded home-automation platform.

Comcast acquires Xfinity Home vendor Icontrol Networks, will maintain Austin offices

Comcast announced today it purchased Icontrol Networks Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company that developed key technologies for Comcast's Xfinity Home service. The company said the Icontrol employees in Austin joining Comcast "will make up a new Comcast engineering center of excellence in Austin that can take advantage of the great energy and talent that city has to offer."

Comcast and AT&T home automation apps perform poorly in consumer satisfaction study

Home automation apps from Comcast and AT&T performed poorly in a recent compilation of 50,000 consumer reviews.

Comcast launches first wave of Xfinity Home third-party integration, promises X1 integration and voice control

Comcast said it is now selling products from third parties that work with its Xfinity Home security and home automation platform. The company announced its intent to integrate third-party products into the offering in May, and today the company said it is now selling its initial batch of integrated products.

Verizon hires Belkin exec to jump-start smart-home business

Verizon Communications has hired Ohad Zeira, formerly the head of Belkin's WeMo home-automation product line, to oversee the company's smartphone and home-automation efforts, according to NextMarket Insights. Zeira will relocate from California to Verizon's headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J.

Connected home growth hindered by inaccessibility, conflicting standards, execs say

BARCELONA, Spain--When it comes to the connected home, the wireless industry is getting mired in discussions about standards and infrastructure instead of spending time making the concept easy for consumers to deploy and understand.  That was the key message from panelists at the  FierceWireless  executive luncheon on the " Connected Home: A proving ground for the Internet of Things," held here at Mobile World Congress.

AT&T partners with Samsung, Qualcomm and LG on third-party services for Digital Life

LAS VEGAS--AT&T Mobility is opening up its Digital Life home security and automation services to third-party products and its partnering with industry heavyweights, including Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm Life.

U.S. Cellular: OnLook can compete with AT&T's Digital Life in home automation, security

U.S. Cellular thinks its new OnLook home automation and security platform can effectively compete with AT&T Mobility's similar and more established Digital Life unit, according to a U.S. Cellular executive. However, the companies appear to have different ambitions in the market, with U.S. Cellular more focused on delivering a simple experience to its customers and getting a new revenue stream than on creating a platform for other carriers to use.

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.
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