It'll enable people who've only dabbled with smart home devices (a Nest thermostat here, a Philips Hue lightbulb there) start stringing together multiple products and build true home automation systems.
Comcast today at CES in Las Vegas announced it will integrate smart home automation capabilities across its entire Xfinity services product portfolio, including the operator's X1 voice remote, WiFi gateway, home security platform, and mobile offering, to help simplify customers' management and control of their connected devices.
Comcast said it's increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service packages for existing customers in California, Colorado, Oregon/SW Washington and the Houston area at no additional cost.
In an announcement, Comcast cites results from a survey titled "Networking with Residents: Technology Drives the Multifamily Industry" that states 49% of property owners, managers and developers found implementing smart home technologies increased property values, and 82% are installing advanced technologies to create smart buildings.
Comcast recently added voice capabilities to its TV remote, so consumers can control various smart home activities by speaking into the remote.
WR Drake Stoops Commits to Oklahoma Mike Stoops - Drake's uncle and the current defensive coordinator of the Sooners - shared in the excitement. Oklahoma added a preferred walk-on with a familiar last name on Friday morning: Drake Stoops .
Comcast's further efforts to embrace the Internet of Things comes after an acquisition of automation service Stringify in 2017.
For example, a voice command of "Good Morning" to the remote could turn on the lights, adjust the thermostat, disarm the security system and in the future, pre-warm the shower, start the coffee pot and the start and pre-warm the auto on a cold day.
Comcast plans to extend its "Works with Xfinity" program to include additional product categories, such as wearables, automotive, other voice assistants, email and social media platforms.
Westfield Capital Management Company Lp bought 196,219 shares as the company's stock declined 2.52% while stock markets rallied. It worsened, as 41 investors sold VR shares while 71 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes.
The market capitalization (Stock Price Multiply by Total Number of Outstanding Shares) for the company is reported at $517.32M. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 40,022 shares in the company, valued at $680,374.
It is negative, as 48 investors sold KO shares while 641 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly low level of 2.67 million shares over the course of the day.
Although stock portfolio diversification does not eliminate risk, it can help reduce it during tumultuous market conditions. Rates have been at center stage in recent days following the 10-year yield's climb from 2.40 percent early in the year.
Shares for $596,727 were sold by BLAZER RANDOLPH C on Friday, October 27. 41 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. Van Hulzen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability holds 0.5% of its portfolio in Chegg, Inc. (NYSE:CHGG) for 100,000 shares.
High River RCMP are investigating the cause of a two-vehicle collision that killed a 19-year-old man on the morning of January 2. Police say three of the injured individuals were airlifted to hospital, while the fourth person was taken by ambulance.
A Florida victor split a $414 million jackpot in 2014, previously the high mark for any ticket sold in the Sunshine State. Missler acknowledged his age to lottery officials but said intends to do as much good as possible with the winnings.
Bloys also talked about the upcoming five " Game of Thrones " prequels, which are now in development on the network. Game of Thrones season eight will be the HBO show's final and, unfortunately for fans, won't air until 2019 .
US Manufacturing Had Its Best Year Since 2004
New business received by manufacturers continued to rise in December, with the rate of expansion accelerating to a ten-month high. The headline number in the latest survey was boosted by healthy gains in new orders (up from 64.0 to 69.4), as noted above.
BlackRock, Inc. Earnings Results Sends Stock Higher
SRB Corp now owns 423 shares of the company's stock worth $153,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. After $-0.29 actual EPS reported by Sigma Designs, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.83% EPS growth.
Reduces Position in Procter & Gamble Company (The) (PG)
Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel firm in the United States and internationally. Opus Capital Group Llc decreased Kforce Inc (NASDAQ:KFRC) stake by 49,575 shares to 160,918 valued at $3.25M in 2017Q3.