The Internet of Big Things

The planned merger of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse is a bet on the Internet of Big Things.
Spin cycle, please.

Investors in Dixons Retail Plc, a U.K. consumer electronics retailer, and Carphone Warehouse Group, the oddly named chain of mobile phone stores, will rubber stamp a merger of the two at shareholder meetings today. The alliance is an interesting bet on what might be called: The Internet of Big Things.

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