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Originally Posted by jpd514 View Post
Like everything else with Apple product, someone take the idea from somebody else and marketed it differently.

 

Shut up.

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post #82 of 89
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Shut up.

 

There are lots of techies and engineering types who think that "Apple is just a marketing company." Most Microsofties think that. Remember this? Microsoft thinks: "yeah, we have a Siri too, we just don't market it very well."

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post #83 of 89
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Originally Posted by jmgregory1 View Post

I'm betting that Google wanted Tony, not Nest or Protect.  Sure, the connected home will at some point in the future be meaningful dollars-wise for lots of businesses, but a thermometer and smoke detector (at the very high end of the market) are not likely to drive enough volume to make it worth $3B.

Google seemed a bit desperate by offering that much to buy up Nest's IP and secure their employees. First Motorola, now Nest... Someone needs to teach those Google boys how to negotiate. Also, I think that Google has visions of now owning a piece of Jony Ive's "magic", via Faddell.

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The last time Apple maintained a close relationship with Google, didn't Google get a competitive head-start on responding to the iPhone? Google decided to become a direct competitor to Apple so they can't expect too much help.

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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

Google seemed a bit desperate by offering that much to buy up Nest's IP and secure their employees. First Motorola, now Nest... Someone needs to teach those Google boys how to negotiate. Also, I think that Google has visions of now owning a piece of Jony Ive's "magic", via Faddell.
Except that Nest's "Jony Ive Magic" didn't come from Fadell, it came from Fred Bould at Bould design.
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Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post

Except that Nest's "Jony Ive Magic" didn't come from Fadell, it came from Fred Bould at Bould design.

I have to think Google's people want a senior person who will head Google's future product development. Faddell did work at Apple. It doesn't really matter if Bould designed the Nest. Faddel's company was the customer.

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post #87 of 89
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Wow.  Comments like this, and others shouting that "it's just a thermostat" are SO short-sighted.  This is Google's entree into the connected home, which is probably the next biggest growth area of consumer electronics and technology.  All you're doing is looking at what Nest is today, and not imagining what it could be in the future.  Thank goodness Google's leaders (the "three stooges" as you call them) have more vision than you do.   

 

News flash.  Google selling Moto to Lenovo for $3 Billion.  Purchased Moto for $13B, sold set-top division for 2.4, then the rest for 3 after losing a billion a year while they owned it.  "Three Stooges" seems to fit after all.

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News flash.  Google selling Moto to Lenovo for $3 Billion.  Purchased Moto for $13B, sold set-top division for 2.4, then the rest for 3 after losing a billion a year while they owned it.  "Three Stooges" seems to fit after all.

 

Accounting for tax losses, cash acquired in the deal, 2.4bn from Arris plus a 15% stake in Arris... and, if it goes through, 3 billion from Lenovo... looks like Google might come out close to even (what's a billion or two here and there).

 

Hard to believe they might be exiting the hardware business (well, okay, not that hard).

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post #89 of 89
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Originally Posted by mknopp View Post

Despite all of the neat features built into it the Nest still turns on or off a temperature control system.

lol - It "just" ontrols the thing that consumes the greatest amount of energy - by far - in the vast majority of households.

Yup - no big deal indeed!
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