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    Reimagining the Future of Smart Speakers

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    On this week’s episode of For Your Innovation, we’re talking to ARK analyst Nick Grous about the booming market for smart speakers. In just over four years, devices like Amazon Echo and Google Assistant have gone from niche toys to a mainstream device that’s found in many people’s homes across the world. We have a […]

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    Nest: The Tip of the IoT Iceberg

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    Earlier this year, Google acquired Nest Labs for $3.2B. That amount of money for a thermostat company seems expensive. But, so does $250 for a Nest thermostat when you can pick up a $30 programmable model at your local Home Depot . So, why might a consumer buy such a thing? (And why might Google […]