Engadget: LG, Sharp, Qualcomm and others team up to make your house even smarter

In the rush to connect our personal devices, manufacturers have often launched products and platforms that run completely independently of the gadgets we already own. In an effort to break down those barriers and encourage innovation in connected homes, some of the biggest names in electronics have banded together to form the AllSeen Alliance. Spearheaded by the The Linux Foundation, the Alliance counts LG, Panasonic, Sharp, Silicon Image and networking specialist TP-Link as its premier members, which will build upon Qualcomm's AllJoyn software platform by "contributing software and engineering resources." 

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