16 Jan '14, 8pm

Of course Google bought Nest. The Nest thermostat knows when your house is occupied, so this adds to Google's...

Of course Google bought Nest. The Nest thermostat knows when your house is occupied, so this adds to Google's...

Google will acquire smart home-products startup Nest Labs in an effort to capitalize on the development of devices and mobile software for the connected home, the companies announced in separate statements today (see Nest’s release here and Google’s here ). The $3.2 billion deal, which raised eyebrows among tech industry watchers, will allow Nest to retain its branding and to “continue to reimagine and reinvent the unloved products that proliferate our homes,” company co-founder and Apple alum Tony Fadell wrote in a blog post on Nest’s website announcing the acquisition. The news comes three months after Nest launched its smart smoke detector, Protect, as well as an open API to fuel further product development. The company’s most recent round of funding, which includes investors DST Global and Google Ventures, is expected to raise $150 million and values the firm at $2 bil...

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