With the onslaught of new IoT devices launching into the market comes a huge wave of new data. According to Cisco’s latest research, machine-to-machine connections will increase from 4.9 billion in 2015 to 12.2 billion by 2020. That’s just four years away, people. These connections are going to go from one exabyte per month to 6.3 exabytes. So what are we going to do with all that data? Enter cloud computing. Cloud computing is any kind of computing that comes through the internet (like Voltronn: […]

In this blog series, we will highlight some of the products we’ve developed, partly to show off what we can do, and partly to inspire new ideas for future products. IoT has endless applications, and there are some brands that are adopting it now, and doing it well. So you know how cool Char-Broil’s Simple Smoker with SmartChef Technology is? Well, think of the Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef Technology as it’s bigger, beefier brother. Here’s why: What it is A Wi-Fi-enabled, large-capacity smoker […]

Part 2 of a 2 part series from DADO Labs CEO, Tom Worley. You can read part 1 of the series here. In part 1, I discussed how the Internet of Things can act as an extension and expansion to a brand’s relationship with their customers. I also talked about some of the unique features about working with DADO, including why brands own their data generated from their products. Let’s start talking about the inside of DADO and how it’s different from other IoT solutions. […]

Part 1 of a 2 part series from DADO Labs CEO, Tom Worley. A customer picks up a box off the shelf at Bed Bath & Beyond. That’s about the last time a company hears from that person (unless the customer has a service or warranty issue). At best, customers will connect with brands by registering their products using those mail-in postcards that are included in the box. Today, that’s the only point of contact between customers and brands. The Internet of Things (IoT) is […]

In this blog series, we will highlight some of the products we’ve developed, partly to show off what we can do, and partly to inspire new ideas for future products. IoT has endless applications, and there are some brands that are adopting it now, and doing it well. We’ve already humble-bragged about how awesome the new, award-winning Behmor® Connected Temperature Control Coffee Maker is and how it’s making the coffee world a little bit hotter. So now we’re sharing a bit more about what we […]

Last night we shared the DADO story at Pitch Oregon, which provides companies the opportunity to win prizes, like free consulting and services, and to help take them to the next level. Our President and CEO, Tom Worley, spoke in front of VCs, Angels, a great panel of judges, and a welcoming audience of the community members interested in what’s brewing in the Portland startup scene. There were three categories, each representing different stages of development: Concept Stage, Seed/Bootstrap Stage and Mature. As always, we […]

After closing the books on our most successful year to date, we celebrated our sixth anniversary in style. Good food, good drinks, and a cake with the face of Tater Tot, our official office dog, in black icing. Mmm…black icing. We celebrated at Cooper’s Hall in Portland, Oregon, which is a space big enough for 30 or so. Pretty incredible when I think back on how we started. This is not your everyday startup that began in someone’s living room. DADO was founded in the […]

You’ve seen the numbers. There are billions of connected products coming to market in the next few years—devices for living rooms, bathrooms, and baby rooms. Are you feeling left behind in the IoT dust? It’s not too late to head out on the trail to IoT success. Developing a connected product is possible for pretty much any brand these days. It’s just a matter of getting the right people in your company on board to start the process. CIO writer Peter Bendor-Samuel wisely points out […]

Pop Quiz: Your connected device has malfunctioned. What do you do? Yell a bunch of curse words too inappropriate for a business blog. Call the device’s customer service number and waste half a day. Stick it in a box and return it—crusty, burnt BBQ sauce and all. All of the above. So none of these answers are actually very helpful. That’s because your device’s connection has a fundamental flaw. Most connected devices today run on cloud-based services. These make it easy for the user to […]

According to Parks Associates’ new market research, 17% of consumers are planning to buy a connected kitchen appliance next year. Are you ready? The demand for connected devices is real. As Stuart Sikes from Parks Associates forecasts, “We will see even more experimentation and new use cases emerging from these and other categories in 2016.” In order to avoid turning this into an experimentation about gimmicks, companies will need to incorporate real value into their products. Here are some ideas we think can bring some […]