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How Code Empowers Social Good: The Nest Labs Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 01.23.2015 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Recently I caught up with Maxime Veron, Head of Product Management at Nest to take a deeper look at the company's initiatives in the areas of social good, artificial intelligence(AI) and their vision for the future of the smart home.

Google's Eric Schmidt: Robin Hood or the Big Bad Wolf?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Google has it all, which is way too much. Actually, it's downright frightening just how much. Do we want to live in a society where everything we do, 24/7, is monitored by corporations like Google?

Big Companies Invest in 'Smart' Home Technology

Larry Magid | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

Whether the technology is from Google or any other company, connecting our homes to the so-called "Internet of things" does raise some interesting privacy and security issues.

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Code for the Internet of Things

Samuel Bucholtz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Home
Samuel Bucholtz

Companies like Intel, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, General Electric, Cisco, AT&T and IBM, which are already taking an active role in Internet of Things development, will soon be placing a greater emphasis on risk-mitigation with these products - and developers who can deliver on security, in addition to performance and UX, are likely to be a step ahead of the competition.

Google Is Crafting Another Route Into Your Home

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - Dropcam, the home-monitoring camera startup, will be bought by Google Inc's Nest Labs for about $555 million in cash, a technology news we...

Why Antitrust Authorities Should Block Google's Takeover of Nest's 'Smart Home' Business

Nathan Newman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Nathan Newman

The antitrust problem with Google taking over Nest is not that it will give Nest an unfair advantage in dominating the home appliance sector; it's that it will give Google more data to reinforce its existing search advertising dominance.

Nest Responds To Privacy Concerns After Google Sale

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic and Poornima Gupta | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic and Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc took its biggest step to go deeper into consumers' homes, a...

Google Buys Nest For $3.2 Billion

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Google is getting in the thermostat game. The company announced on Monday that it purchased Nest, the maker of high-tech thermostats and smoke detecto...