Google follows trend, hires Apple ex-leader in quest for Apple mystique

Posted in アップル, グーグル, 人材 by shiro on 2014年2月20日

Why Google bought Nest

Posted in ひと, グーグル by shiro on 2014年1月31日
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Nest Vows to Make Privacy Policy Changes Transparent and Opt-In

Posted in ひと, グーグル, プライバシー by shiro on 2014年1月21日
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Google to Acquire Nest

Posted in ひと, グーグル by shiro on 2014年1月15日


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

Google to acquire Tony Fadell’s smart home startup Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash (Google) | Techmeme

Google Acquires Smart-Home Device Maker Nest for $3.2 Billion | Re/code

Sources familiar with details of the acquisition said that Google was the only serious bidder and Apple was not in the mix.

Nest Says Customer Data From Devices Will Only Be Used For Nest Products And Services | TechCrunch

Tony Fadell:

Will Nest customer data be shared with Google?

Our privacy policy clearly limits the use of customer information to providing and improving Nest’s products and services. We’ve always taken privacy seriously and this will not change.

The winners and losers in Google’s acquisition of Nest | GigaOM

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.

Why is everyone disappointed by Google buying Nest? | The Verge

Nilay Patel:

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 |

Google won’t break into your home. You’ll invite them in.

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Tony Fadell: From iPod father to thermostat start-up

Posted in ひと, アップル by shiro on 2012年11月30日

Tony Fadell: From iPod father to thermostat start-up | BBC News

“Scott got what he deserved,” Mr Fadell told the BBC.

When pressed, he adds: “I think what happened just a few weeks back was deserved and justified and it happened.”

Former iPod chief calls Forstall’s departure ‘justified’ | The Loop

Scott Got What He Deserved‘ | Daring Fireball

Forstall vs. Fadell | Daring Fireball

Worth keeping in mind regarding Tony Fadell’s “got what he deserved” comments regarding Scott Forstall’s ouster from Apple is that these two guys were directly vying with each other to define the iPhone. From a 2008 piece here at DF:

So it’s not like Fadell is an unbiased observer here. And as for his comment that Forstall’s ouster resulted in cheering from employees in Cupertino, I’m sure that’s true, but it’s important to keep in mind that the cheering was not universal. At least within Forstall’s iOS division, many engineers and designers liked working under Forstall, and felt that he had their backs. He was divisive — polarizing — not universally disliked.