Nest Labs Posts

Google’s Nest opens platform to developers

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Google’s Nest Labs has opened up its platform to outside developers, which is a large step by the thermostat and smoke-detector company. Using Nest, users will be able to communicate with appliances from Whirlpool, cars from Mercedes-Benz, and remote controls from Logitech, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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Google Inc (GOOG): Nest acquires Dropcam for $555 million

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Nest, the smart home appliances company that was acquired by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), has acquired home-monitoring service for $555 million. It was a cash deal that was announced on Friday. The acquisition will help integrate Nest further into homes. 

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Nest Protect is now for sale again at $99

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Nest has started to sell the Protect smoke alarm again. It was taken off the market for two months after following safety concerns that were raised in April.

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Google Inc (GOOGL) is reportedly exploring Dropcam acquisition

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is rumored to be considering Dropcam for an acquisition to make a large entrance into the smart home market. You may remember that Google also acquired Nest for $3.2 billion. Dropcam builds WiFi enabled cameras for home security purposes. Between Nest and Dropcam, Google would be able to intensely compete against offerings from companies like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Alarm.com.
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Google Inc (GOOGL) now selling Nest on Google Play

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is now selling the Nest Learning Thermostat on Google Play for $249. The sale coincides with Earth Day. Currently the Nest Protect is temporary unavailable, but I am guessing that gadget will eventually be added to Google Play too.

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Nest stops smoke alarm sales due to glitch

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Nest, the smart learning thermostat and smoke alarm company acquired by Google, has temporarily stopped selling the smoke alarm device because it can accidentally be turned off during an emergency. Nest CEO Tony Fadell announced the discovery in an open letter on the Nest website. You can wave your hand to turn off the Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm, but there are other things that can shut it off as well.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) patents “Wrist Pedometer Step Detection”

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was granted a patent that was published today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The name of the patent is “Wrist Pedometer Step Detection” and it was invented by Yash Modi at Apple. This indicates that Apple could still be planning a rumored ‘iWatch’ wearable device.
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Google Inc (GOOG) acquires Nest for $3.2 billion in cash

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has acquired Nest for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest Labs has started selling their learning thermostat product since 2011. The company recently launched the Protect smoke alarm last year. Nest founders Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers will both join Google as part of the acquisition. Rogers was one of the first engineers to work on the iPhone at Apple. Fadell has been credited as the “one of the fathers of the iPod.”

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