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Three Ways CSPs Can Monetize IoT
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

For communications service providers reeling from losses in their traditional lines of business, the Internet of Things provides tantalizing opportunities to reverse their fortunes. At first glance, you’d think monetizing IoT would be a slam-dunk for the comms industry. After all, they control the networks that IoT devices must traverse. […]

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Winter Webinars on Monetization and Recurring Revenue
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

As the chill of winter sets in, we’re going to warm things up with a couple of hot webinars this December. Aria President and CEO Tom Dibble will be taking a look at the future of monetization. In another great webinar, Aria Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Brendan O’Brien pulls […]

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This Week in Monetization – Nov. 11
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

After a wild election week in the U.S., tech stocks are down significantly, but signs point to the market mellowing out in the coming weeks as the world learns about the president elect’s plans. Despite a little panic in the market disco, let’s take a look at the movers and […]

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GoPro Stock Slide Shows MoT™ Isn’t About the ‘Thing’
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

In the years since Aria coined the term Monetization of Things™ (MoT), we’ve been pretty relentless in our efforts to inform the players (and would-be players) in the Internet of Things of a single critical point: To make money in the IoT, don’t look to the margin earned from selling […]

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4 Companies Proving IoT isn’t Just for Startups
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

The IoT is seen by many as a realm largely occupied by startups. It’s easy to understand why. Highly visible consumer products like Nest and Fitbit originated at startups. Tesla, a startup car company is leading the way in IoT connected vehicles. Gartner even released a report this month stating […]

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This Week in Monetization – October 7, 2016
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

It’s Friday and the Bay Area is still reeling from its Dreamforce OD, so let’s relax take a PowerPoint presentation-free look at what’s happening in the world of monetization this week. This week, Google finds its Waze in San Francisco, you can’t cancel on Jessica Alba, Navint and MGI help […]

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Made by Google: Why the Big Bet on Hardware?
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

At today’s Made by Google event, the internet giant has made it clear that it’s betting big on hardware. Google’s history in hardware doesn’t paint the prettiest picture, though, as it doesn’t have many mainstream hits on the product timeline. Sure, Chromecast is hailed as one of the best streaming […]

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How IoT Will Change the Way We Work
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Many of us tend to think of the IoT as a network of convenient, home-related gadgets that will make our lives easier and complete the circle of mobility. And it’s true, knowing that the garage door is closed by checking an app on your phone is pretty sweet, and getting […]

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Connecting the Unconnected Car
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article was originally published at LightReading.com About one-third of U.S. adults want connected car features. However, in 2015, only about 5.3% bought a new car, and the average age of cars on the road in the U.S. is 11.4 years old. That leaves a lot of people who want […]

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IoT of Caffeine: Connecting the Coffee Maker
By: Bob Harden

Bob Harden

While walking through Best Buy the other day I was mildly surprised to see a WiFi-enabled smart coffee machine. The coffee maker comes with an app that allows you to schedule brews, monitor status, change settings, and receive notifications on Apple iOS and Android devices. Does it help you make […]

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