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Google Acquires Nest Labs

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#1 OFFLINE   trdrjeff



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:12 PM

Thermostats etc...for $3.2B in cash.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:19 PM

Holy Crap!

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

Here's the press release. Nest will continue under Fadell and under it's own brand identity. At least for now of course, we'll see what happens down the road.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:47 PM

Should be interesting to see what comes of this acquisition..

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:50 PM

You'll start seeing ads for filters when your Nest determines you need a new one :)

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:56 PM

Should be interesting to see what comes of this acquisition..

Just be glad that it wasn't Microsoft that was doing the acquiring.
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:01 PM

When Google bought SageTv, they ripped a couple key things from it for their attempted cable service, and then killed any further innovation.  For that reason alone, I detest Google.  Its a shame, since I have a NEST, and really like it.  It can only go downhill from here.  Maybe they will make you watch a commercial before adjusting the temperature.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:00 PM

can't blame them, who can refuse that offer... but if there is something to learn from history is that Google will destroy destroy what once was a neat company with a bright future

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:35 PM

History has shown that most innovative companies fail to continue to deliver innovation when they become part of large corporations. 

But Google could be different as they do demonstrate innovation.  Time will tell.


The valuation is pretty interesting.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:21 AM

Call me paranoid, but I'm not interested in having GooGoo monitoring,

or worse, controlling anything in my home. Thanks but no thanks. :nono:


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

Damn glad I bought a Venstar. 

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