Category Archives: Internet of things

The Internet of Things: From Soda to Data Fountain

“[Coca-Cola’s new soda fountain] Freestyle keep table on its supplies via an RFID inventory system….it also comes with Wi-Fi, which it uses ti send Coca-Cola headquarters in Atalanta both inventory and marketing data.” IEEE Spectrum, September 2010

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Bob Metcalfe, October 2009

Bob Metcalfe has been involved—as a direct catalyst or a prominent observer—in a number of key milestones spanning the evolution of the IT industry: the birth of the Internet, the invention of Ethernet and local area networks, and the rapid … Continue reading

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