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Google Inc (GOOG): Nest is launching its smart products in Europe this month

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Nest, the smart thermostat unit of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), is launching its smart thermostat and smoke detector in several areas of Europe in late September.

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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 (GOOG) has finalized deal for $3.2 billion Nest acquisition

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has completed the acquisition of Nest on February 7, according to a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is one of Google’s most unexpected and high-profile acquisitions in recent years.
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Nest Protect Is A High-Tech Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

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From the same people that brought you the Nest learning thermostat comes a new, high-tech smoke and carbon monoxide detector.  Nest Protect has a human voice, which can be set to English, Spanish, or French.  The voice tells you if the battery is low.  If carbon monoxide is detected, it will produce a loud alarm noise. 
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Former Apple SVP Tony Fadell Said Apple Built A Smart-Glasses Prototype, But Did Not Have Time To Release Them

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Tony Fadell worked as a senior vice president at Apple between 2006 and 2008.  Fadell said that Apple built prototypes of a device that is similar to Google Glass, but did not have time to turn them into actual products.  Fadell is currently the chief executive officer of Nest, a company that builds smart-learning thermostats.
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