Nest

  • Nest demonstrates the risks of being an early adopter by shutting down Revolv

    Nest demonstrates the risks of being an early adopter by shutting down Revolv

    Remember the Revolv home automation hub? Probably not. The device was released in late 2013, and while fantastic, it largely flew under the radar before Alphabet’s Nest division bought the company, and promptly stopped selling the device. But the device was still available from various retailers and worth the cash for home packed with Internet of Things devices. It works great —… Read More

  • Is Tony Fadell In Nest’s Way?

    Is Tony Fadell In Nest’s Way?

    In an article in The Information, Fadell said that he didn’t think Dropcam cofounder and CEO Greg Duffy had “earned” the right to report to him directly. Fadell also explained away an exodus of Dropcam staffers by suggesting they were subpar. “A lot of the employees were not as good as we hoped,” he told The Information. It was “a very small team… Read More

  • With another Apple failure, it’s time to forget about hardware Crunch Network

    With another Apple failure, it’s time to forget about hardware

    The lesson is this: we shouldn’t be focusing on hardware anymore. Perhaps instead we need to focus on what happens when hardware and software come together. Read More

  • Nest adds family accounts to make its smart thermostat more convenient (and smarter)

    Nest adds family accounts to make its smart thermostat more convenient (and smarter)

    Nest announced two new features designed to make its smart thermostats more convenient for families, and smarter, too. Read More

  • Nest Co-Founder Matt Rogers On The Secrets To Nest’s Success Crunch Network

    Nest Co-Founder Matt Rogers On The Secrets To Nest’s Success

    While the Nest founders came into Kleiner Perkins with nothing more than a makeshift prototype, it was their passion and vision for a connected home that swayed Randy Komisar and the firm to make an early investment. Five years after launching the smart thermostat and other connected devices for the home, Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion in 2014. On a recent KPCB ventured podcast, I spoke… Read More

  • Nest’s Smart Home Apps Are Back Online Following Outages

    Nest’s Smart Home Apps Are Back Online Following Outages

    Nest users who depend on their connected products to monitor their homes experienced a hiccup in connectivity Saturday that left users scrambling to figure out what was happening. In the absence of any initial details from Nest, many users flocked to Twitter to vent their frustrations with the company’s products, and also reflect on the risks inherent to trusting connected devices… Read More

  • Nest’s Smart Thermostat Gets Updated With A Bigger, Brighter Screen

    Nest’s Smart Thermostat Gets Updated With A Bigger, Brighter Screen

    Back in June, Nest overhauled just about every product they make… save for one curious exception: the smart thermostat that most know them for best. Two months later, Nest’s thermostat is getting an upgrade of its own. So what’s new? If you walked by the new version without having seen the previous one in a while, you… might not notice a difference. This new third-gen… Read More

  • How IoT Will Change Your Relationship With Insurance Crunch Network

    How IoT Will Change Your Relationship With Insurance

    Between TVs, refrigerators, ovens, light bulbs, cars, fitness trackers and jewelry, it seems like everything these days is connected to the Internet. It’s probably safe to say that you’re already using a few connected devices in your daily life. You’re not alone; Business Insider Intelligence estimates there will be nine billion IoT (Internet of Things) devices worldwide by 2018. Read More

  • Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things Crunch Network

    Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

    Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups reached approximately $1.48 billion in 2014, more than triple the amount of two years earlier. Meanwhile, the “fairy tale” acquisitions of Dropcam, Nest, Beats and Oculus — and the IPOs of Fitbit and GoPro — fuel public interest and momentum for new startups… Read More

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