Google Buys Nest — Maker Of The ‘Smart Thermostat’ — For $3.2 Billion


http://www.yahoo.com/tech/google-buys-nest-maker-of-the-smart-thermostat-73234588385.html

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The Nest Learning Thermostat — Nest Labs’ first and most well-known product, released in 2011 — was widely praised for its beautiful design, intuitive interface and so-called “smart” features: Programmable via your smartphone, the Nest Learning Thermostat could educate itself about the temperatures you prefer at certain times of day; sense when you weren’t at home and shut itself off; and perform other functions designed to save you money and keep you comfortable.

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