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. Is a smart light bulb  really "smart" if you need a special switch, too?
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