IDC's Vernon Turner, SVP Enterprise Infrastructure, Mobility, Consumer, Network, Telecom, Internet of Things, and Sustainability Research, and Dave Sonnen, Geospatial Analyst, discuss how the Internet of Things is starting to become a reality and reflect on key recent announcements including the founding of the AllSeen Alliance.
Location sharing is back in the news as new apps try to offer better mousetraps for sharing oneís location with friends and family. We look at PlaceUs and Jink. Meanwhile two well-known players, LinkedIn and Google, add location sharing where itís not been before. Do these new and enhanced entries suggest location-based services are maturing?