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Google ‘refocuses’ Android Things as a platform for developing Smart Speakers and Displays, ends hardware support for IoT devices

Remember Google Brillo and Weave Google’s first foray into an IoT platform, remember how that became Android Things? Today Google has announced that they are “refocusing” Android Things to be a platform for OEMs to make Smart Speakers and Displays, which is awesome for those categories, but what it means …

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Australian IoT vendor Buddy Platform to acquire smart lighting company LIFX

Australian Internet of Things (IoT) vendor, Buddy Platform, has agreed to acquire smart lighting company LIFX in a US$70 million deal. LIFX, originally established in Victoria and now headquartered in the US, has its products stocked and sold through traditional and online retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon, JB Hi-Fi, …

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