Google to Acquire Nest
Google to Acquire Nest | Google
Tony Fadell, CEO of Nest, said: “We’re thrilled to join Google. With their support, Nest will be even better placed to build simple, thoughtful devices that make life easier at home, and that have a positive impact on the world.”
Welcome home | Nest
Sources familiar with details of the acquisition said that Google was the only serious bidder and Apple was not in the mix.
Will Nest customer data be shared with Google?
On Google’s Acquisition of Nest | Daring Fireball
Google’s Nest acquisition has very little to do with selling thermostats and smoke detectors in particular. Instead, it’s about Google having the ability to do consumer hardware right, in general.
On Google and Consumer Hardware | Daring Fireball
This Nest acquisition makes me think Google didn’t want these things to be jokes. That they want to make devices that tens of millions of people will buy and use in the way that they buy and use Apple devices. It will be interesting to see whether all of Google’s consumer electronics efforts go under the Nest/Fadell umbrella, or, if “Google” will keep introducing devices on its own, outside of Nest.
Instead, there’s a chorus of concern — some sincere, some contrived, but all of it grounded in fear of an unchecked Google.
Why Google Paid Three Billion Dollars for a Thermostat Company | The New Yorker
グーグルが大枚を投じて Nest 社を買収したワケ | maclalala2
The Nest-Google privacy statement | Marco.org
Google won’t break into your home. You’ll invite them in.