Microsoft is gearing up to make sure its name is known in the IOT and Home Automation space, with a strategic new group building out software to hiring new employees, Microsoft is playing to win.
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Microsoft is opening up a new accelerator program in which it is looking to work with home automation startups at its campus in Redmond, Washington and is teaming up with American Family Insurance.
Apple's rumored move into the smart home market may have been over-hyped. A report claims the company is simply looking to expand its certification program instead of launching a new platform.
Next week, Apple is expected to announce their vision for home-automation and as you would expect, iOS will be at the center of this platform if all things go according to their plan.