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Top 5 Tech Articles You Might Have Missed – Week of October 17

News from the Motorola Mobility’s 4Home and Verizon home monitoring announcement continues to garner great interest this week. Motorola’s Leon Hounshell, division general manager of managed home solutions, shares his perspective on Verizon’s blog about their new smart home service: Making the Smart Home Simple.  Last Thursday, Fierce Telecom also highlighted the role of home monitoring within the IP ecosystem and the 4Home/Verizon announcement. Bookman points out that ABI Research estimates there are 572,000 subscribers currently using home automation services provided by telcos and cable companies, which the firm expects to increase to 12 million by 2016.  “Smarter homes” are also featured in a PC World article about how our society is headed towards “A Smarter Everything,” as items from smartphones to washing machines can be connected.

Motorola’s mobile devices team made major headlines with week with the launch of the new DROID RAZR smartphone as featured CNBC article and video interview with CEO Sanjay Jha.  And now it’s even easier to stream movies on your Motorola XOOM due to Netflix’s free Android application for Honeycomb tablets. According to a Nielsen study, half ofU.S. consumers watch online streaming video and spend more and more time doing it. How about you, when and where do you stream video?  And what would you most like about having a smarter connected home?

1. Where does home monitoring fit in the telco ecosystem? (Oct. 20) – By Samantha Bookman, FierceTelecom

2. Is Your Car Tweeting? — What’s Next for Connected Devices (Oct. 16) – By Armando Rodriguez, PC World

3. Motorola Mobility Going Back to Future With Razr: CEO (Oct.18) – By Margo D. Beller, CNBC

4. Netflix adds Android app support for Honeycomb tablets (Oct. 19) – By Ryan Lawler, GigaOM

5. Half of Americans Watch Online Video: Nielsen (Oct. 20) – By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News 

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