Google to acquire connected home device maker Nest for $3.2B

Google just made another major acquisition — clean tech and home device star Nest Labs. The $3.2 billion purchase of former Apple executive Tony Fadell’s new company comes at a time the search giant is expanding its activities in science, robotics and energy.

Nest heads to Austin for support center
Leaning thermostat maker Nest is opening up a customer care and technical service center that will have 125 workers in Austin. Previously Nest has worked with Austin’s Pecan Street Project and the company is also working with Austin Energy.

What makers of the ‘learning thermostat’ learned to redesign Nest

Working with a small team of less than 20 people on a first-time hardware product is tough to do things perfectly the first time, Tony Fadell, founder of Nest Labs said Monday. He talked about how customer feedback informed a quick redesign of the company’s product.