The internet of stings | The Economist

TO A layman, the phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) probably conjures up a half-fantastic future in which refrigerators monitor their own contents and send orders direct to the grocer when the butter is running out.

Actually, though, a version of the IoT is already here. Wi-Fi hubs, smart televisions, digital video-recorders and the like are all part of a network of devices run by microprocessors that form part of the internet—but with one crucial distinction

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IBM, AT&T to meld Internet of Things platforms | ZDNet

IBM and AT&T said they will combine their cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms to make them interoperable and to provide developers with easier tools.

The partnership combines IBM’s Bluemix platform as a service with its Watson IoT platform with AT&T’s network and IoT offerings. The combined IoT suite will be hosted on IBM’s cloud.

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