Transformational technologies are inevitably the battleground for competing implementations and protocols, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. However, the evolutionary trajectory of two different markets makes this battle an interesting and unpredictable one. IoT is the nexus of Internet computing (web technologies, tablets, smartphones, etc.) and an older breed of consumer electronics such as air conditioners, light switches, and security systems. While these two technology markets are working increasingly well together, there is one big battle that has been taking shape for the last 18 months, and it may come to a head this year.