Google Vs Nest Employee Memes

Google employees hate Nest so much they’re making memes about it

By on April 19, 2016 at 4:40 PM.

Google employees hate Nest so much they’re making memes about it

As has been observed many times over the past couple of weeks, Google’s acquisition of Nest has basically turned into a giant dumpster fire. In short, Nest’s product portfolio has grown very slowly since its acquisition by Google and its revenues are way below expectations. Additionally, Nest CEO Tony Fadell sounds like a complete nightmare to work for and he’s shown that he’s not afraid to disparage a large number of former employees after they leave the company.

In fact, things have apparently gotten so bad at Nest that Google employees routinely generate memes that mock the company and send them around the office, as a new report from Re/code shows. More →

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Tony Fadell Nest

Tony Fadell went to a Google meeting to assure them Nest isn’t a sinking ship

By on April 13, 2016 at 6:20 PM.

Tony Fadell went to a Google meeting to assure them Nest isn’t a sinking ship

Over the past few weeks, a number of varied reports have painted an unflattering portrait of life at Nest. In addition to a challenging and perhaps impossibly demanding and harsh working environment, we’ve also seen indications that Google has been none too pleased with the level of revenue Nest has been bringing in.

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Google Nest Acquisition

Google’s failed Nest buy underscores wisdom behind Apple’s acquisition strategy

By on April 12, 2016 at 3:21 PM.

Google’s failed Nest buy underscores wisdom behind Apple’s acquisition strategy

When Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion back in January of 2014, many tech observers lamented that Apple didn’t swoop in and acquire the company first. Indeed, many were quick to exclaim that Apple was missing out on a tremendous opportunity. And at first blush, such arguments were persuasive.

At the time, there was still an air of novelty surrounding Nest. In a relatively short period of time, Nest managed to revitalize, if not kickstart, the notion of a connected home. More than that, the company’s Nest Thermostat was seemingly something that could have come out of Apple’s own design lab. Not only was the product sleek and easy on the eyes, it impressively managed to simplify something as boring and cumbersome as home temperature automation.

The parallels to Apple were clear.

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Nest To Shut Down Revolv

Nest angers customers with planned shutdown of Revolv, may offer affected users compensation

By on April 5, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

Nest angers customers with planned shutdown of Revolv, may offer affected users compensation

Nest has been in the news quite a bit lately and the company just can’t seem to catch a break. Amidst reports that the company is still struggling to prove its worth following its 2014 sale to Google for $3.2 billion, Nest has reportedly angered customers with the planned shutdown of an automation hub called Revolv. As a quick refresher, Nest acquired Revolv back in late 2014.

What’s has particularly infuriated customers who use Revolv hardware is that Nest isn’t just planning to phase out support for the device, it’s planning on rendering all active Revolv automation hubs in use effectively useless. And hardly a cheap investment, Revolv previously sold for $300.

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Nest's Toxic Working Environment

Anonymous Nest engineer rips into the company, details toxic working environment

By on April 5, 2016 at 1:55 PM.

Anonymous Nest engineer rips into the company, details toxic working environment

There’s something brewing over at Nest and it ain’t pretty. Though once one of Google’s more promising acquisitions, the company that helped put a friendly face on devices like thermostats and smoke alarms has reportedly lost its way. Not only has the company been unable to come up with any new type of innovative hardware, recent reports indicate that the Alphabet subsidiary is practically bleeding money while continuing to lose key talent.

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Google's Nest Acquisition

Even Google views its Nest acquisition as a disappointment

By on March 31, 2016 at 5:57 PM.

Even Google views its Nest acquisition as a disappointment

When Google in early 2014 generously opened up its wallet and forked over $3.2 billion in cash for Nest Labs, it ostensibly appeared to be a brilliant, albeit expensive, acquisition. At the time, Nest was riding high on the popularity of its Nest thermostat and the Nest Protect smoke alarm. With two hit products right out of the gate, the future of Nest looked remarkably bright.

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Nest CEO Fadell Vs Dropcam Founder Google

It’s hard to overstate how much of a disaster Nest has been for Google

By on March 29, 2016 at 4:56 PM.

It’s hard to overstate how much of a disaster Nest has been for Google

Last week, we learned that Google’s decision to buy Nest back in 2014 has been an unmitigated disaster. In short, Nest’s product portfolio has grown very slowly since its acquisition by Google and its revenues are way below expectations. Additionally, Nest CEO Tony Fadell sounds like a complete nightmare to work for and he’s shown that he’s not afraid to disparage a large number of former employees after they leave the company. In particular, Fadell absolutely ripped into several Dropcam employees who left the company not long after it was acquired by Nest by saying that they “were not as good as we’d hoped.”

Dropcam cofounder Greg Duffy has now fired back at Fadell with an absolutely blistering Medium post that takes him to task for his overall management style. More →

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Google Nest Acquisition Tony Fadell

It sounds like buying Nest has been a total disaster for Google

By on March 24, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

It sounds like buying Nest has been a total disaster for Google

Back when Google bought Nest in 2014, many people expected great things to come from the partnership. More than two years later, however, the Nest acquisition is looking like an abject disaster for Google, as a new report from The Information makes clear. The short of it is that Nest’s product portfolio has grown very slowly since its acquisition by Google and its revenues are way below expectations. But that doesn’t tell the whole story — there are a lot of juicy details in the piece that really paint a picture of total dysfunction between Nest and Google. More →

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Google Nest Thermostat Price Features

Google’s third-gen Nest thermostat is here: Same price, smarter software

By on September 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Google’s third-gen Nest thermostat is here: Same price, smarter software

Google quietly released its third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat on Tuesday. The device is smart enough to learn what you like, and should pay for itself during its lifetime while helping you cut down on your energy bill. More →

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Smart Home Essentials Amazon

4 great products on Amazon that will turn your house into a smart home

By on February 27, 2015 at 3:09 PM.

4 great products on Amazon that will turn your house into a smart home

The smart home is the wave of the future, but sadly very few of our homes were built with automated solutions in mind. If you want a smart home in 2015, you’re going to have to fashion one yourself, but we’ve taken the time to find a few essentials on Amazon that you’ll need in order to make that dream a reality. More →

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Google Nest Smoke Alarm Video

Google employee posts horrifying video that will convince you to never buy a Nest smoke alarm

By on February 18, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

Google employee posts horrifying video that will convince you to never buy a Nest smoke alarm

It’s a safe bet that Nest CEO Tony Fadell is not too happy with Google staff engineer Brad Fitzpatrick right now. Fitzpatrick last week posted a video that showed Nest’s Nest Protect smoke alarms badly misbehaving in his home. In fact, despite the fact that his house was not on fire, the alarms kept going off and he was unable to find a way to get them to shut up. Fitzpatrick says he posted the video for one reason: To warn people away from buying Nest Protect. More →

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Google Glass Nest CEO Fadell

Can this man save Google Glass?

By on January 15, 2015 at 1:25 PM.

Can this man save Google Glass?

For the past year, Google Glass has been on its way to being remembered as nothing more than a joke. Many of its early adopters have alternately been brutally ridiculed or have sworn off the device all together… and at least one early adopter had to be hospitalized because he used the device too frequently. However, Google isn’t scrapping its once promising project just yet as it’s decided to hand responsibility for it over to Nest CEO Tony Fadell. More →

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Works With Nest Appliances

Nest now has 15 more ways to rule your home

By on January 5, 2015 at 8:10 AM.

Nest now has 15 more ways to rule your home

Once Nest first announced its Works With Nest third-party developer program last year, we knew it was only a matter of time before the smart thermostat brought on a bunch of different household appliances that could be managed using Nest as a central hub. And just in time for CES, Nest has now announced 15 new partners have joined its Works With Nest program. More →

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