I totally believe you, Googleguy!
Thanks for bringing me, a humble fool unable to think for himself, the plain and utter truth.
Now, please, tell me more about this awesome company Google, as this is why I have decided to come to a website called AppleInsider that focuses on Apple news...
So now you're disappointed when I don't post and you resort to begging?
"....'Cause we need a little controversy,
'Cause it feels so empty without me"
Anyway it looks to me like Google is moving beyond a simple ad-supported business model. I wouldn't be shocked to find that advertising revenue comprises less than half their gross income within 10 years. Hardware and services will become a much bigger part of the pie (already is), not unlike Apple but much more diversified . . . or unfocused depending on your viewpoint.
If Google is smart they'll not interfere much in day to day Nest business and let them remain largly independent. Offer quidance and resources but let Nest put together their vision. That's just what I expect. too.
The potential business upside of home services is a whole lot bigger than a few piddly ads from Google or a smartphone sale by Apple. Neither company will resemble what we're looking at today within a few years IMO.
Edited by Gatorguy - 6/21/14 at 5:46am