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Nest Labs hoped to spark an Internet of Things (IoT) revolution with the introduction of the Nest Learning Thermostat. After all, many homeowners had never encountered a thermostat that was so adept at maintaining heat/cooling levels using a bevy of sensors and software magic while shutting off when you left the room and turning back on when you returned. Nest’s achievements with its thermostat (and later, the Nest Protect) were enough to attract the attention of Google, which bought the company for $3.2 billion in 2014. While no one expects that a Nest thermostat should be locked down as securely... Read more...
Earlier this year, Google made a big splash with its $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs. In the months following the announcement, Google tossed around the idea of displaying ads on your thermostat or fridge and began the process of harvesting data from Nest Thermostat users.However, the Google-Nest Labs hook-up is beginning to make more and more sense as the couple closes in on one year post-acquisition. Today, Google announced that voice control is coming to the Nest Thermostat via Google Now for both Android and iOS users.All you have to do is say “OK Google” to being the process. Once prompted,... Read more...
Google’s quest to purchase Nest, maker of smart, connected thermostats and smoke detectors, is complete. The search giant’s $3.2 acquisition has been approved, per a Google regulatory filing. The move brings Nest and all of its human resources, most notably former Apple senior VP Tony Fadell, under the Google umbrella, and it portends much more than just really cool thermostats. Google will use Nest to pursue connected devices, and it could lead to huge growth of new connected devices--which we now call the Internet of Things (IoT). Google has already demonstrated an interest in smart... Read more...