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Google Nest Acquisition Criticism

Former Nest fans return their thermostats after Google acquisition

January 15th, 2014

The minute Google bought Nest, it was inevitable that some of the company’s fans would recoil, particularly those who are also fans of Apple. The Seattle Times has interviewed two former Nest fans who are disturbed by the Google acquisition, however their concerns seem much more about privacy than blatant fanboy-ism.

Google Nest Acquisition

Say goodbye to privacy: How Nest might transform Google

January 14th, 2014

It’s no wonder some people are freaking out over Google’s $3.2 billion Nest Labs acquisition: it’s another step towards a future when Google has enough access to lives of high-income consumers to gain psychological insights that no company has ever possessed. Nest’s Learning Thermostat can track movements and activity of people in their homes, an ability no …

Google Nest Acquisition

Here’s why Google bought Nest

January 14th, 2014

Google announced Monday night it is acquiring smart thermostat and smoke detector-maker Nest for $3.2 billion in cash, surprising analysts and starting to really put Google at the forefront of the “Internet of Things.” It’s also scaring consumers at the same time.

Google to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion in cash

January 13th, 2014

Google on Monday announced that it has reached a deal to acquire Nest Labs, the smart thermostat maker founded by former Apple executive Tony Fadell. The all-cash deal will cost Google $3.2 billion. “Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, have built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into the Google family,” Google CEO …

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The Boy Genius Report: Why Home Automation is Being Disrupted

January 13th, 2014

The entire home automation industry is about to be upended by startups. Companies that are starting out small have a clear and concise vision: one in which your home and the many things in it can all communicate and work seamlessly with each other. I have been looking for the perfect way to automate a …

Nest refreshes its Learning Thermostat, makes it slimmer and smarter

October 2nd, 2012

Nest Labs on Tuesday announced the next generation of its Learning Thermostat, a new device that is 20% slimmer than its predecessor and now compatible with 95% of low-voltage residential heating and cooling systems. The company also announced new software for the device that will be available to both new and existing customers. Software version …