The Internet of Things has become so important to the tech industry that Samsung co-CEO Boo-Keun Yoon made it the focus of his Monday evening keynote at the Venetian, telling hundreds of attendees, "It's not science fiction anymore; it's science fact."
The South Korean electronics giant is tackling small wearables such as fitness trackers as well as large-scale home appliances. These days, it's especially interested in improving the smart home experience. Last August, Samsung bought SmartThings, an open home automation platform.
Samsung has been pushing for an open ecosystem so devices work together and companies can collaborate across industries. To that end, Yoon announced that Samsung's Internet of Things devices and components will be open.
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