Google acquires Nest for $3.2 billion


We’ll be honest: if you told us a big company was going to buy Nest , we wouldn’t have guessed Google. After all, the home automation company was founded by Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, both ex-members of the original iPod team at Apple. But whaddya know? Google just scooped up the outfit for a cool $3.2 billion. That bit of inside baseball aside, Google is being quick to assure users that Nest will run fairly independently within Google — not unlike Motorola, it would seem. Quoth Mr. Fadell: ” Google will help us fully realize our vision of the conscious home and allow us to change the world faster than we ever could if we continued to go it alone. We’ve had great momentum, but this is a rocket ship.” Also, to answer the obvious question you’re all asking, Nest will continue to offer apps for both iOS and Android, meaning Apple fans will still be able to tinker around with their Nest Thermostats and Nest Protect smoke detectors even after the acquisition goes through. Developing… Filed under: Household , Google Comments Via: Nest (Twitter)

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Google acquires Nest for $3.2 billion


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