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Samsung quietly offs Artik, how long left for SmartThings?

Samsung Electronics very quietly announced that it would be shutting down its Artik business, back in December, so quietly in fact that the only account of this decision available is on Business Korea. It’s a decision that shows that even the largest technology firms are not able to hit home-runs for IoT projects, and it does prompt questions about the longevity of SmartThings. Our hat must be tipped to smart home aficionado Stacey Higginbotham, who brought the subject up in her IoT Podcast, but it is definitely surprising that the decision has been made and not reported on. This is one of the largest electronics and consumer goods firms in the world admitting defeat. Admittedly, the deafening silence of the…

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