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Meet Tado – Nest Thermostat’s less attractive, but intelligent European alternative – Eyes On [CU Exposed 2014]

Thermostat Here in the UK, or in Europe in general, we don’t have Nest. (Unless you count some of the Spanish natives who import it). For whatever reason, whether it’s because they can’t figure out the EU heating systems or because it’s difficult to re-engineer it, it hasn’t made its way yet. Instead, what we do have may not look like much, but it is…

Nest’s Tony Fadell talks about Google buyout and future of home automation [video]

Earlier this month, the big news on the blogosphere was Tony Fadell’s decision to sell Nest to Google for over $3 billion. While many fanboys were outraged at a former Apple man’s switch to the “Dark Side”, there were plenty of reasons why it wasn’t Apple and why it was Google. We explored some of those in an article shortly afterwards, but, it’s always…

Phil Schiller apparently doesn’t approve of Google’s Nest purchase, “unfollows” Nest on Twitter

If you ignore all the parody accounts, one of the few Apple executives to keep an active profile on any popular social networking site is Phil Schiller. Sure, he’s only tweeted 212 times since his account opened at the end of 2008, but by comparison to the likes of Tim Cook, that’s virtually an addiction. Although his own  followers reach in to 6…

Why Apple didn’t buy Tony Fadell’s Nest Labs [Editorial]

On Monday, it was announced by Google that it had acquired smart-thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs for a gargantuan $3.2 billion. The tech press were taken completely by surprise and the reaction online was seemingly rather negative. Three billion dollars is a huge sum of money for any company, so it is understandable that there were…

Google acquiring Nest Labs, Inc for $3.2 billion

It has just been announced that Google will be acquiring Nest Labs, Inc. Yes, that Nest that was co-founded by ex-Apple legend Tony Fadell. Many know Fadell as the “father of the iPod,” so now you can see why many are puzzled over him selling the company to Google. Google and Apple’s relations have been going down hill for years now, but no matter, Nest…

Nest valued at $2b, gets closer to $150m finance round

Nest, the company that was put on the map through its awesome, always connected Nest Thermostat and later released its idea of the smoke detector – Nest Protect – looks like it could be getting closer to another financing round which could end in it receiving $150 million at a $2 billion valuation. That’s a lot of money, in case you didn’t think so already….