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by Jeff St. John
February 09, 2016

Over the past few years, Silver Spring Networks, a company best known for networking 22 million (and counting) smart meters for utilities around the world, has been positioning itself as a contender in the "internet of things" (IOT). That’s a pretty broad and nebulous term, but for Silver Spring, it means two essential things: turning its wireless networking technology into an extension of the internet at large and using it to connect as many things as possible.

Like many of its smart metering rivals, Silver Spring has been working on both...