Vous ne trouvez pas que l’air devient étouffant ? - Google Is Buying Connected Device Company Nest For $3.2B In Cash | TechCrunch
3 miyars parce que derrière le “thermostat intelligent”, c’est la possibilité de mettre plein d’ordinateurs partout, pour surveiller tout ce qui se passe (d’où le mot #intelligence — espionnage en anglais)
#Google is acquiring connected device company Nest for $3.2 billion. (...)
Nest Founders Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers will both join Google. Rogers was one of the first engineers on the iPhone team at Apple.
“They’re already delivering amazing products you can buy right now–thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that can help keep your family safe,” said Google CEO Larry Page in a statement. “We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries and fulfill their dreams!”
(...) “Google will help us fully realize our vision of the conscious home and allow us to change the world faster than we ever could if we continued to go it alone. (...) “The acquisition by Google is just a milestone along the way as they continue their quest to change the world,” he added. “I can’t wait to see how they will continue to bring magic to all those unloved things in our homes.”
The acquisition could also provide a #patent boost of some sort for Google. In December, Nest said that it had 100 patents granted, with 200 more on file with the U.S. Patent Office and another 200 ready to file. (...)
the access that Google will now have to information about when you’re home, which rooms you’re in and more.