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Google's Nest Acquisition

Even Google views its Nest acquisition as a disappointment

March 31st, 2016

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 …

Nest CEO Fadell Vs Dropcam Founder Google

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

March 29th, 2016

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 …

Google Nest Acquisition Tony Fadell

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

March 24th, 2016

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 …

Google Glass Nest CEO Fadell

Can this man save Google Glass?

January 15th, 2015

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, …