We've been talking about the internet of things for a long time. And though your TV may not yet talk to your refrigerator, your car, and your phone, but there are a growing number of companies working on that.
Today, a development in how this idea might actually happen: Wireless technology company Qualcomm has been building a new way for all our devices to communicate, and it just made the source code of this new protocol public. Which means lots of different companies could potentially use it instead of building their own. Stacey Higginbotham has been writing about this for the website GigaOm, and tells Marketplace Tech about Qualcomm's AllJoyn.