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Half-a-billion internet-connected devices and counting


In my home-office, I have 36 internet-connected devices. That’s 12 PCs, 8 laptops, 5 tablets, 5 internet TV devices, 4 servers, an iPod touch and a printer. That’s a lot, but the rest of the US is catching up with me.

According to market-research company The NPD Group, the average US internet household now has 5.7 internet-connected devices. That’s up from 5.3 devices only three months ago. By their count, there are now more than half-a-billion internet-connected devices in the US alone.

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