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Microsoft Joining Qualcomm-Backed Effort for Internet of Things

Microsoft is announcing on Wednesday that it is joining the AllSeen Alliance, a Qualcomm-led effort to create a standardized, open means for various Internet of Things devices to talk to one another. With Microsoft joining, the alliance has 51 members, including electronics makers Haier, LG, Panasonic and Sharp. The effort uses a technology called AllJoyn, which was first developed at Qualcomm but is now an open-source project.

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