Here's an IoT article on TechCrunch that talks about the new increase of hardware incubators, entrepreneurs, crowdfunding, VCs, new companies and products popping up left and right making the Internet of Things take off like a rocket.
Here's a quote:
While the Internet of Things
Well, if IoT is reaching "Escape Velocity" then we better make sure to use Java technology to keep a well-grounded foundation for the platform we're launching the Internet of Things from. Just continuing on with the metaphor... Rockets and all. Cool.