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amazon just bought ring for a billion
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Post 1 made on Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 18:44
gerard143
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[Link: cnbc.com]

Still wish I could integrate these things with RTI.
Post 2 made on Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 20:41
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Amazon will be the Sonos killer...or purchaser.
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Post 3 made on Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 21:06
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On February 27, 2018 at 20:41, Mac Burks (39) said...
Amazon will be the Sonos killer...or purchaser.

Being they have integrated Alexa into the Sonos Play 1, Id bet on purchaser.
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Post 4 made on Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 23:36
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On February 27, 2018 at 21:06, Fins said...
Being they have integrated Alexa into the Sonos Play 1, Id bet on purchaser.

Bidding war...
Apple vs Amazon vs Google.
They all want our info and Sonos are already collecting a heap of it through their servers... so there's that to consider.
This industry is not getting cheaper and cheaper, we're simply convincing ourselves they we have to push the cheapest option to customers.
Post 5 made on Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 00:17
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On February 27, 2018 at 21:06, Fins said...
Being they have integrated Alexa into the Sonos Play 1, Id bet on purchaser.

That's the first thing that popped into my mind when it was released!
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Post 6 made on Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 07:48
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On February 28, 2018 at 00:17, pilgram said...
That's the first thing that popped into my mind when it was released!

Not so fast, google and Cortana are coming to it in the coming months. Unless amazon purchases Sonos first.....

At some point we are going to be nothing more then IOT installers. The line is rapidly blurring and its clear the consumer devices can and will outperform anything our industry makes up. :(
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Post 7 made on Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 09:06
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On February 28, 2018 at 07:48, 3PedalMINI said...

At some point we are going to be nothing more then IOT installers. The line is rapidly blurring and its clear the consumer devices can and will outperform anything our industry makes up. :(

I'm glad that the majority of my work is in the commercial realm. No IOT there at all. Just about any IT Dept. that's worth a grain of salt, doesn't allow these devices on their networks.
Post 8 made on Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 21:55
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Doorbird costs almost 3x as much as ring. Has integration that works sometimes. Sometimes it stays on the network, sometimes it does not. Yet Ring works everytime...and costs 1/3 the price of a piece of shit that has been touted as the best integratabtle doorbell.
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Post 9 made on Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 23:09
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Rings a unreliable, slow to connect POS.
Post 10 made on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 02:54
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Ive pretty much heard Ring is hit and miss. Not reliable. But that is said of pretyt much all integrated doorbells.
Post 11 made on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 04:18
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I remember the folks at ring pitched their idea on Shark Tank. And no one wanted to help.

Then Richard Branson swooped in... now he's laughing all the way to the bank.

[Link: cnbc.com]

KOT
Post 12 made on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 07:49
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Great article.
Post 13 made on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 08:39
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For people complaining about a $150 doorbell not being 100%, im reminded of Louis CK talking about the kid on the airplane complaining because the internet doesnt work. Youre on a freaking airplane, be impressed it has internet at all.

Same goes for Ring (and similar products). SOmeone pushes an button at your home, and it finds your phone anywhere in the world, and sends you an instant page. It doesnt call, it doesnt dial your number and wait for the call to connect through the phone system, it pages and with one touch will connect the call with sound and video. Freaking video! Its like a Dick Tracy comic book.

I wish phone companies would bring back rotary phones so kids could see how good they have it.
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Post 14 made on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 09:04
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How about bringing dial up connection time back.

But keep the broadband speed for a little while. Then after a few months of them complaining about having to wait for the connection to establish... slow the speed to dial up speed. Lol

KOT
Post 15 made on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 09:08
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On March 1, 2018 at 09:04, King of typos said...
How about bringing dial up connection time back.

But keep the broadband speed for a little while. Then after a few months of them complaining about having to wait for the connection to establish... slow the speed to dial up speed. Lol

KOT

They did. They call it Frontier Communications.
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