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eWeek: Linux Foundation, Panasonic, Qualcomm Form AllSeen Alliance

The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, announced the formation of the AllSeen Alliance, a consortium dedicated to advancing adoption and innovation in the "Internet of Everything" in homes and industry.

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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.

Wall Street Journal: Internet of Things Fans Form ‘AllSeen’ Alliance

How are things going to find each other once they are all connected? A lot of companies are discussing such questions these days, with some of them banding together in an effort that will exploit technology from Qualcomm.

The Linux Foundation, a non-profit group that oversees development of operating system and other projects, on Tuesday is announcing a group called the AllSeen Alliance to help enable a technology trend called the Internet of Things (or, more inclusively, the Internet of Everything).

Computerworld: Home appliance makers connect with open source 'Internet of things' project

Home appliances, cars and computers could soon be talking to one another thanks to an open source framework that has the backing of consumer electronics manufacturers in a new industry alliance.

The AllSeen Alliance is supported by the Linux Foundation. Its members include Cisco, D-Link, Haier, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Panasonic and Sharp.

FastCompany: A New Alliance Will Let "Internet of Things" Devices Talk to Each Other

The Internet of Things has huge potential to shape the world we live in, but as more "smart" devices make their way into our homes

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  • The Verge: One standard to sync them all: AllSeen Alliance forms to accelerate Internet of Things adoption

    Eighteen months ago, Qualcomm SVP Rob Chandhok succinctly explained why the internet of things was failing. Instead of working together, manufacturers designed their smart televisions and appliances to only communicate with their own proprietary applications. Instead of building an ecosystem of devices that could talk to one another, they only built for themselves.

    TechWeekEurope: Valve Joins Linux Foundation Ahead Of SteamOS Launch

    Software and video game developer Valve has joined the Linux Foundation ahead of the launch of its Linux-based operating system SteamOS,

    All Things D: With Steam Machines on the Horizon, Valve Makes Its Linux Love Official

    “Gabe Newell is the Steve Jobs of the gaming industry.”

    That’s Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, praising the managing director of Valve. It’s not an uncommon sentiment — Newell’s games studio, which he co-founded in 1996, frequently earns comparisons to Apple by way of its rabid fans and quality-over-quantity philosophy.

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    Engadget: Valve now a card-carrying member of The Linux Foundation, 'one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming'

    In case Valve's multi-tiered investment in Linux gaming weren't clear enough fromSteamOS, the Steam Controller and Steam Machines, the company's also joining the ranks of The Linux Foundation membership.

    The Next Web: Valve joins the Linux Foundation as it prepares its Linux-powered Steam OS and Steam Machines

    Valve, creator of the Steam gaming platform and a video game studio and publisher in its own right, is the latest company to join the Linux Foundation – a nonprofit organization tasked with nurturing and advocating the open-source operating system.

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