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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs delivering the opening keynote address at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show

Discussion:  Chip-maker Qualcomm’s CEO, Paul Jacobs, kicked off 2013’s Consumer Electronics Show with a speech that highlighted the expansion of mobile toechnology beyond smartphones and tablets.  Jacobs noted that 84% of people worldwide say they can’t go a day without their mobile device, and check them about 150 times a day.  The tech industry assumes that eventually everything will be connected to the Internet, with cars, household appliances, and mobile devices all communicating with each other.  According to Jacobs, this concept, called the “Internet of Things”, is going to empower us by giving us more information about ourselves and our enviornment.Source:  CNN News

Date:  January 8, 2013


Discussion Questions:

  • What does being “born mobile” mean?
  • How has the recent boom in low-cost sensors affected the evolution of the “Internet of Things”?


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