When Google acquired home automation company Nest Labs in January, more than a few people wondered how consumers would react.
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.
A report says Nest is raising another whopper of a funding round. Here’s why it needs such a large chunk of change now.
While Nest is looking to start shipping its new smoke detector soon, it’s hit with a second patent infringement lawsuit from BRK, which makes the First Alert smoke detector.
From the startup that reimagined the thermostat, comes a reinvented . . . smoke detector. And of course design, smart sensors, innovative UI and wireless connections are behind the new Nest device.
Learning thermostat startup Nest Labs launched a developer program and a web API on Wednesday. The company made the comments at the CEDIA Expo 2013, and the news follows the reports earlier this week that Nest plans to launch a smoke detector.
Thermostat-maker Nest Labs is licensing patents from a notorious patent troll. The deal may help Nest in the short term, but could hurt the innovation economy overall.
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.
In the face of growing competition from startups, Honeywell has launched a Wi-Fi-connected, smart thermostat, and the device may one day control more than just the heating and cooling systems.
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.