The Future of Consumer Adoption of the Internet of Things

| May 17, 2016

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Based on more than 2,000 consumer surveys across the U.S., Acquity Group’s 2014 Internet of Things (IoT) Study examines consumer adoption of connected devices and smart technology now and in the future.

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Helium was founded in 2013 by Shawn Fanning, Amir Haleem, and Sean Carey, with a mission to make it easier to build connected devices. Our belief is that it shouldn't be challenging to connect your IoT devices and with Helium's unique technology, it's now easy to simply and securely deliver IoT data from device to the cloud. Easily integrated with hundreds of development boards, a Helium enabled device simply turns on and securely delivers data to your IoT channel of choice.

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