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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Google Nests in the Smart Home

We actively experimented with smart home systems, solutions and configuration.  Google's investment in the Nest thermostat indicates a big investment in a key part of the home environment.  This article has more thoughts about where they are going with this move.   And what are the privacy implications for Google reaching out and knowing the status of things in your real world?

 " ... The surprise deal announced earlier this week will provide Google Inc. with more tools to build a valuable hub for homes. It's a world of network-tethered toasters and tea kettles, or a so-called "Internet of Things," that is destined to reshape society, experts say, in the same way that smartphones have done in the seven years since Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone.  .... "  

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