All of the biggest and oldest tech companies will be forced to break up: Marc Andreessen

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Marc Andreessen

eBay, Hewlett-Packard and Symantec are three huge companies that have decided to split apart.  Super investor Marc Andreessen was involved in two of these companies and predicts that this is only the beginning. He sits on the boards of eBay and HP.

 

 

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How big will the Internet of Things become?

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Seventy-five billion is the number of devices that Morgan Stanley has extrapolated from a Cisco report that details how many devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. That’s 9.4 devices for every one of the 8 billion people that’s expected to be around in seven years.

 

 

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Why the Internet of Things needs to create its own economy

Internet of Things exists, but often badly.

If you track the Q rating of tech trends, then you know the cloud is so last minute and big data is good for little more than wrapping fish at Whole Foods. For 2013, it’s all about the Internet of Things.  But, for the Internet of Things to succeed it is going to need an economy supported by developers who can rely on open standards and APIs.

 

 

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Amsterdam Beginning Work on a Smart Grid

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First a Pilot Project with 500 Homes
“Smart grid” is the new big thing in the world of green, and despite some fuzziness on the definition of what a smart grid actually is, an update to our energy grid to make it “smarter” and more efficient is definitely overdue. The city of Amsterdam is the latest to join the party with a new pilot program that will be managed by IBM and Cisco, along with the Dutch utility Nuon. 500 homes will be outfitted with energy management systems, including smart meters and energy monitors.

 

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