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Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google–Who Wins/Lose…” on YouTube

A brilliant presentation from Scott Galloway on Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google (The Four Horsemen) and who will win and who will lose in the digital business economy. It’s a rapid fire, 90 slide, 15 minute presentation that you MUST watch. So grab a coffee, watch it and thank me later!

DLD15 – The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google–Who Wins/Lose…:

Intel’s Internet of Things Strategy Comes Out Swinging in 2015 | The Motley Fool

Over the past year, the company’s been on an IoT tear. Towards the end of 2013, Intel purchased Basis Science and released a new smart watch under the brand. And just a few months ago the company announced a partnership with Opening Ceremony to help make its high-end wearable tech bracelet. On top of that, Intel’s chips now power a set of SMS Audio smart headphones and the company recently partnered with Accenture, Dell, SAP, and others to make a new Internet of Things platform.

How the Next Five Years Will Revolutionize Business

Any interview with Peter Diamandis is worthy of your time. This is no exception.

The best way to become a billionaire is to help a billion people. Identify a product or service that can impact a billion people, begin with a near-term revenue stream and grow it using scalable, exponential technologies, gamification, crowd and community—all the tools that enable you to take big swings at the problem without having to scale a huge number of people. If you’re passionate about solving a problem, you literally can be a guy or gal in a garage using the internet and exponential tools and technologies to take on any problem at scale. An individual has the potential to impact the lives of a billion people in a decade.

The Internet of Things Now Belongs to the Product Managers

So for me, CES demonstrated a very promising trend. The way that we talk about IoT is changing. We will probably still be barraged with talk about the Internet of Everything, and marketing around 50 billion connected devices (or is trillion?). But beyond that high level marketing, the real business of building ecosystems is beginning. It will not be one ‘industry’ but new products and features in many industries.

I think this was best on display at the Lowe’s booth. Lowe’s is giant hardware retailer, and I only stopped in their booth by accident, a friend of mine had just bought some locks for his home and saw a new model on display. Lowe’s was promoting its Iris ecosystem of connected devices. Beyond locks, this also included thermostats, sprinklers, windows, alarms and a whole range of other products you could expect to see on their shelves. I do not know much about Iris. It is a freemium service that sends sensor alerts for free and charges a monthly subscription of $10 if you want to apply more detailed rules to that (e.g. alerts when a window opens after 10pm). But they had a whole booth filled with partners. They are not relying on Nest or Apple or AT&T, but Schlage, Pella and other hardware suppliers. Traditional tech industry wisdom holds that eventually there will be one common platform that dominates. That is the economics of software. I think this may not happen in the home IoT segment. The market is just too big, with too many players. We could very well see multiple ecosystems thriving.