The Lyric T5 smart thermostat works with Alexa and Siri for half the price of a Nest – BGR

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The Nest Learning Thermostat is the gadget that started it all. Thanks to Nest’s intelligent design, people realized how inefficient dumb thermostats were, and how much money they were essent…

Source: The Lyric T5 smart thermostat works with Alexa and Siri for half the price of a Nest – BGR

Icontrol, Alarm.com Respond to Antitrust Suit: Honeywell Defines Smart-Home Market All Wrong – CE Pro

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In its lawsuit to stop Icontrol from being sold to Alarm.com and Comcast/Xfinity, Honeywell defines the relevant security and home-automation market way too narrowly, defendants claim. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Source: Icontrol, Alarm.com Respond to Antitrust Suit: Honeywell Defines Smart-Home Market All Wrong – CE Pro

Honeywell Sues to Block Icontrol, Alarm.com Merger on Antitrust Grounds – CE Pro

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Two dominant SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers Icontrol and Alarm.com are being sued by competitor Honeywell to block a proposed merger. Combined company would control 70% of the market for interactive security and home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Source: Honeywell Sues to Block Icontrol, Alarm.com Merger on Antitrust Grounds – CE Pro

Google Home has some new smart friends for your IoT household

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Google Home just got more homey.

This morning, Google announced a pair of new partners for the Home platform that will bring even more variety to its stable of connected devices and better streamline our increasingly connected smart households: Honeywell and Belkin Wemo.

Source: Google Home has some new smart friends for your IoT household

Honeywell launches an API program to compete in the IoT market

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If you live in Silicon Valley, there is no one other than Nest, and in the unlikely event that you see an old thermostat, you regard it as a quaint relic of the past. One of the most likely candidates for that title is Honeywell.The company has been at the forefront of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) for the longest time. But, increasingly, incumbency does not equate to stability (just ask the taxi companies in the face of Uber and Lyft), and Honeywell is well aware of this.

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Icontrol expands its developer program

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<blockquote class="curated_content">REDWOOD CITY, Calif.Icontrol added Honeywell, LG Electronics and other big names as integration partners in early January.

All Icontrol dealers can now connect devices from these partners. All of these integration's will be available for independent dealers on Icontrol One as well. The Icontrol One platform will embrace all of these members of the Icontrol developer program and the go-to-market solutions that we offer now and in the future, Roberts said.</blockquote>

3 Smart Thermostat Startups That Could Save on Your Energy Bills

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Challenging Nest and Honeywell are three startups with different approaches to use your thermostat to save you money. Companies are rapidly launching smart thermostats to be not left behind. Honeywell the incumbent leader has a Smart Wifi thermostat & there is a smart thermostat from Nest, the fast emerging leader in the connected home space.

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Top 18 Home Automation Companies Who Will Run Your Home

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The home automation space is poised to continue growing in 2015 and beyond. There are more companies and investors behind these companies that want entry into your home to make it smarter, more energy-efficient, safer, comfortable, and cost-effective. Here are the top 18 in-home automatons across all segments, including hubs, security devices, energy-saving devices and monitors, appliance controls, and systems, which you should consider for your home…

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