The theme of LeWeb conference, that just ended and whose acquisition by Reed Midem has just been announced, was “the Internet of Things”.
It’s not a huge surprise that Loïc and Géraldine Le Meur chose this theme. With the development of collaborative funding platforms such as Kickstarter, we have seen the appearance of some fantastic projects in this sector.

What we don’t perhaps appreciate from the start is that this theme encompasses a wide range of concepts!  For instance, in The Internet of Things, you will find platforms (Sen.se, SmartThings, Ninja Blocks), gaming and leisure (Sphero, Ubooly and Team Blacksheep), Quantified Self (Withings, Fitbit and Inside Tracker) and home improvement as well (Nest, Lifx, Lockitron, Koubachi and Natatmo).

Through the presentations made by speakers such as Brian Solis of Altimeter Group and Dalton Caldwell of App.net plus the fifteen demonstrations that took place during the conference, it became obvious that all these technologies have two major things in common:

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