Nest is now officially a Google-owned company, ready to produce all sorts of who-knows-what

Prepare for a world of Google-controlled thermostats and fire alarms. Shortly after receiving the green light from the FTC, the search giant announced that its $3.2 billion acquisition of home automation company Nest is now a done deal.

Google’s already touting Nest as the perfect partner to”enhance its suite of products and services,” allowing founders Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers (both ex-members of the original iPod team) to run the company separately from its new owner.

Google’s involvement brings its fair share of privacy concerns, but Fadell says there aren’t currently any plans to change the company’s current privacy policy, and that any future changes will be both transparent and opt-in.

While we don’t fully know what Google has planned for Nest now it’s swapped smartphones for smart homes, making its products available in new markets appears high on the list.



Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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