The WoT (Web of Things) is gaining steam. The term describes the communications of devices of various kind. At the great consumer and b2b fairs the subject is present for some time already and it got a lot of attention at the CES lately.
As it often happens on the internet standards are the precondition of success of new technologies. This gave reason to the W3C to launch an intiative on the WoT. The activities are summarized at the site Web of Things at W3C. Information about the launch of the initiative is available by the press release W3C launches Web of Things Initiative.