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Next Up For The Smart Home Movement? Backyard Automation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 07.09.2014 | HuffPost Home

As thrilling as it may be to tear yourself away from the air conditioning to water plants on a sweltering summer day, there's a new gadget in town tha...

Google Is Crafting Another Route Into Your Home

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | 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...

Nest Recalls 440,000 Smoke Alarms

AP | Posted 05.22.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke alarms that could pre...

Your Nest Smoke Detector Could Have A Dangerous Glitch

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Technology

Nest has identified a glitch in its smoke detectors and has temporarily stopped sales of the Nest Protect smoke alarm, CEO Tony Fadell said in a note ...

Is Narrative the New Design? Silicon Valley's Innovation Cycle

Peter Gardett | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology
Peter Gardett

Silicon Valley in the broadest sense has wrought changes in industrial management, investment and innovation since the beginning of computerization, but the pace has accelerated markedly as mobile, cloud computing and data analytics have become cheaper and more widespread.

Why Google Can Not Run the World: Wisdom = Data + Experience

George Bradt | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Google's purchase of Nest moves it one step further into the Internet of Things and a completely connected world. There's no doubt that data-driven de...

Google and Apple

Walter Isaacson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology
Walter Isaacson

Innovation is wonderful, but on its own it's not the holy grail. Other things matter just as much in creating a great company or product, most notably execution and focus. Apple excels at these things. That's why I use an iPhone and iPad. Innovation without execution produces footnotes to history, such as the Xerox Alto and Star.

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...

The Emotionally Intelligent Smart Home

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Your smart home wants to understand you better. While earlier home-automation systems focused on boosting energy efficiency and convenience, today's versions go further, learning about your behavior and adapting themselves to your needs.

Lego Thinking: Key to Futureproofing?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Marc Stoiber

The key to futureproofing is creating a brand that fulfills your customer's higher order needs. Things like meaning, authenticity, self-fulfillment an...

Why Invest in Women?

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Amy Schoenberger

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWomen in developing countries are finally starting to dream big. At young ages, they can dream of being entrepreneurs, politicians, business owners, community leaders.

Forget Microloans, Nonprofit Helps Women Microbarter To Avoid Debt

Posted 01.24.2013 | Impact

By Andri Antoniades, TakePart When most people think of philanthropy, they think of charity. But one nonprofit aimed at helping artisans in develop...

Google Wants To Invest More Money In Other Companies

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google will increase the cash it allocates to its venture-capital arm to up to $300 million ...

Bianca Bosker

Why You Should Get Excited About An Apple-Like Thermostat (Again)

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

Maxime Veron, head of product marketing for thermostat maker Nest, is sitting across from me at our office’s kitchen table. As we talk, he deftly at...

A Bar That Looks Like A Nest

Foodiggity | Posted 09.18.2012 | Food
Foodiggity

High above the city of Nantes in western France, is perhaps one of the most interesting and thematic sky bars in the world.

What If Apple Designed Thermostats?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

The Nest Learning Thermostat wants to change mundane temperature-control devices the way the iPod changed portable music players. We all know the t...

Bianca Bosker

'Godfather' Of The iPod Unveils His Newest Product

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.24.2011 | Technology

Having helped design two of the most elegant electronics in history, the iPhone and iPod, Apple alumnus Tony Fadell is now setting his sights on the l...

Education Inventors Get Boost Under New Programs

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

PHILADELPHIA — A movement is under way to make it easier for entrepreneurs to navigate the lucrative and sometimes-tricky education market and i...