Amazon, Google, Apple Set Aside Differences to Establish IoT Standard

The biggest tech companies in the world will stand side-by-side on an initiative to make smart devices easier to connect.

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The group’s goal is to increase compatibility for consumers and simplify development for manufacturers of IoT products. It could also increase demand for home devices from consumers and makers. The initiative, titled "Project Connected Home Over IP," will take shape as a working group with other industry stakeholders, and also involves the ZigBee Group, an organization that pushes for more open and universal standards as it relates to the Internet of Things. The resulting standard will focus on addressing connectivity and could streamline the production of these increasingly used home devices.

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