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What is Nest and why does Google want to buy it?

What is Nest and why does Google want to buy it?

By 14 January 2014

In a surprising move on Monday, Google announced the acquisition of Nest Labs, a home automation company that's made quite a name for itself in three years.  Why would Google, a company traditionally focused on a search engine, advertisements and Android... >>

Google acquiring company behind Nest thermostat for $3.2 billion

Google acquiring company behind Nest thermostat for $3.2 billion

By 13 January 2014

Google has announced on Monday that it is acquiring the makers of the Nest thermostat for $3.2 billion. Nest has been at the forefront of home automation since it launched to rave reviews in 2011, enabling users save money on heating and cooling thanks... >>

Google reportedly testing 'EnergySense' Nest-like thermostats (Update: screenshot)

Google reportedly testing 'EnergySense' Nest-like thermostats (Update: screenshot)

By 17 December 2013

Google is testing a smart thermostat that enables users to keep track of their energy use, according to The Information. The thermostat, reportedly called EnergySense, allows users to view data and make smart energy use changes accordingly. Even with... >>

Nest Labs smart smoke detector reportedly in the works, could land this year

Nest Labs smart smoke detector reportedly in the works, could land this year

By 24 September 2013

Nest Labs has reportedly been working on a smart smoke detector that is compatible with computers and mobile devices - much like the Learning Thermostat that the startup released in 2011. Former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica E. Lessin, citing anonymous... >>