“The Internet of things” at home – Quirky spawns Wink

Quirky, is a startup that fields product ideas and selects some to produce. Recently, one in four Ideas is for Home products that can communicate with a smartphone or a household Wi-Fi network. These ideas are pursuing the much-promoted vision of the smart home, or the consumer Internet of things.The vision has been around for years, but the reality has remained elusive. To change this, Quirky is setting up a separate company, Wink, whose main technology is software intended to be the equivalent of an open operating system, helping to seamlessly connect all kinds of automated home devices.

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