Mobile’s Next Major Integrated Layer: OS-Level Home Automation

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http://techcrunch.com – Apple, Microsoft and Google may all be vying for the attention of a single startup, according to a new report yesterday from The Wall Street Journal. That startup is id8 Group R2 Studios Inc., a company with a rather obtuse name that flies primarily under the radar, tackling home automation software for mobile devices. So why are the biggest sharks in the tech industry circling R2 Studios right now? Because after building location, social and intelligent assistant features into gadgets powered by mobile operating systems like Android and iOS, home automation is the next big opportunity to add (IT news)