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faryl
faryl
5/29/2016 2:05:18 AM
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Re: Acquire and disable
It's also comes along with advancing technology.

Granted, the business model of aggressively & intentionally making hardware quickly obsolete isn't exactly the most ethical one... but it also seems that it's not cost-effective to continue supporting older generations of products indefinitely. There's only so much backwards-compatability that's realisticly feasible; just the QA process for older products becomes cost-prohibitive after a while.

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 3:19:54 AM
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Re: Acquire and disable
@faryl  as smart thermostat offers not only good saving to customers but it help Co. to manage power grid better and smarter, it like win win for everyone...

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 3:14:47 AM
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Re: IoT sensors in all shipments?
@Mike Robuck  RFID is where big money to be made this days and easy way, as many Co. start it using it more and more... I think in the future  RFID  will be embeded in the everything and everywhere...

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faryl
faryl
4/11/2016 11:02:37 PM
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Re: Acquire and disable
The utilities and energy category has potential on the business and consumer side, with the utility companies acting a bit as the middle man. For example, SDGE has a program where they provide customers with free smart thermostats with a default setting enabled to have the temperature adjusted when SDGE experiences power usage peaks (e.g., raising the room temperature during heat waves to conserve energy to avoid brown-outs.)

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faryl
faryl
4/11/2016 10:46:06 PM
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Re: IoT sensors in all shipments?
The moon landing isn't sci-fi? I thought Stanley Kubrick directed it! ;-)

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clrmoney
clrmoney
4/6/2016 11:40:15 PM
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Verizon Internet of things
Verizon makes billions every year for their services to the public customers offering phones with large data and customer support so this is Iot is just to offer us more etc.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/6/2016 1:00:14 PM
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Re: IoT sensors in all shipments?
> "Over time, Verizon wants to compete in the RFID barcode business."

Interesting! RFID barcodes will presumably get incredibly cheap in the future, but the business of collecting tracking data will probably become more profitable as the ways to turn the data into efficiency gains become more advanced.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/6/2016 12:57:58 PM
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Re: Acquire and disable
> "Selling a consumer a product and then deliberately making it not work should be treated as theft and fraud."

Well.. there are ways around the "theft/fraud" charges -- if companies sell hardware as a service. There are plenty of companies that already do so -- where you buy a device that is used for a service.. and if that service goes away, then the device is useless. It's not the best experience for the customer, but it's not really a surprise when it happens.  

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
4/6/2016 10:51:25 AM
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Re: IoT sensors in all shipments?
I asked Tom about the sensors. He said sensors were part of Verizon's certfied network.  a high-end pallet of drugs, for example, would probably just throw the sensor away. For smaller businesses and packages, they have a system in place that provides an envolope to send the sensor back. Over time, Verizon wants to compete in the RFID barcode business. 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
4/5/2016 11:15:13 PM
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Re: IoT sensors in all shipments?
I've had a long career in science fiction, @afwriter; I have an overdeveloped knack for ideas that "sound brilliant" and an even more overdeveloped one for ideas that are "impossible to implement" and, to use a technical term common among engineers, "won't work."  Be careful of people like me. They tricked us into things like landing on the moon and flip phones.

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