What happened to all the noise Apple critics made over the so-called walled garden ecosystem? Google has one, too, and members of the technorati elite politburo have just figured it out. Jason Perlow:
IoT was supposed to bring about this wonderful new era of integrated devices in the smart home. Instead, we now have walled gardens of stuff running in their own isolated ecosystems because the hyper-scale cloud vendors, such as Google and Amazon have decided they’d prefer you to have devices that run in their own fiefdoms entirely.