Will Google’s acquisition of Nest actually slow development of the “smart home?”
owen 35 weeks ago
Google spent $3.2 billion to acquire Nest, the company who developed smart thermostats. My first thought was that it was awesome, since there will be a company with vast resources, both financially and intellectually, to continue the march towards a “smart home” future. However, it seems that more of the articles I’ve seen are from people worried that through Nest, Google will now be able to gain more info about their homes. I’ve personally never been overly concerned whether anyone knows that I like to keep my house at 62 in the winter, but maybe that’s just me. Will privacy concerns or anti-Google sentiment cause Google’s purchase of Nest to decelerate adoption the internet of things and the smart home?
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