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Alcatel looks to undercut everyone with cheap new smartwatch

Alcatel has announced its first ever smartwatch, a device that it claims will create "a new market segment: the affordable smart watch." The budget phone maker says that its imaginatively named Watch will be available "at a fraction of the cost of competitors" — although the company has yet to …

Allre Lets You Buy And Sell Your House Online Without A Real Estate Agent

The Internet has disintermediated almost every business that used to rely on brokers — except for the real estate industry. There, we still pay huge fees to agents who often do very little for their money and aren’t necessarily on our side. Allre, which is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 …

SmartThings sweetens its hub for consumers and developers in a bid to own the smart home

SmartThings, the company behind a connected home hub, is walking the fine line between creating an open ecosystem for connected devices and a user …

Google considers a home security move through Nest, eyes Dropcam

After focusing on a smart home thermostat and smoke detector, Google’s Nest could be looking at a smart home security offering next.<p>Along those lines, Google has also considered acquiring Dropcam, maker of connected home security cameras, The Information reports.<p>It’s unclear if the two companies …

Report: Apple to Announce Smart Home Platform Next Monday

As my fellow blogger Todd Bernhard discussed in this post, there was a report out Monday from <i>The Financial Times</i> saying that Apple will be announcing a new Smart Home platform during next Monday's keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple has been working on an integrated home …