Only two weeks ago, Bobby and I discussed how Wearable Technology was fast transitioning to Livable Technology as we find ourselves well immersed in The Internet of Things; we talked about how connected devices are relevant to small business and we chatted about how a hypothetical plumber could adapt new technology in to his business by using smart thermostats and re-branding his business. Less than a week later, Google announced the acquisition of Nest, its second largest acquisition ever.
This morning we chatted about Google’s acquisition of Nest and how its other recent acquisitions, like that of robotics firm Boston Robotics
, is helping Google become the organiser of more and more connected data, and is Power and the Smart Grid the next big play for Google?
External Links & References
- Nest Corporate Website
- BBC Interview with founder Tony Fadell, in 2012
- Nest Partners with Texas Power Company
- Time Magazine review Nests Thermostat
- The Smart Grid : Wikipedia
- Google Power Meter : Project Retired 2011