Wireless carriers emphasized new data-related technologies, rather than smartphones and tablets, at last week's 2013 International CES. Verizon dedicated most of its booth space to its two-year-old Innovations Center. "We are going to encourage thermostats, health care devices, your car and all of those things to be connected over the Verizon network," Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam told an interviewer. AT&T talked up its new home security and energy management projects. "I think the future growth in this industry is in connecting devices that consume data on our network," said AT&T Mobility chief Ralph de la Vega.
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