Nest

  • 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

  • Nest Announces A New Version Of Its Protect Smart Smoke Alarm

    Nest Announces A New Version Of Its Protect Smart Smoke Alarm

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard much from Nest — they bought Dropcam, then went a bit quiet. Today, they’re breaking the silence at a press conference in San Francisco. The first new product out of the gate: a second generation of its smoke alarm, the Nest Protect. Read More

  • Reimagining Everyday Objects Crunch Network

    Reimagining Everyday Objects

    Can we agree that the term “internet of things” should go away when we’re talking about consumer products? Like the “world wide web” before it, the internet of things phrase is a relic from the past. I don’t need a connected washing machine or internet-enabled color changing LED light bulb and nor does anyone else. “Things” don’t need… Read More

  • Nest Rumored To Be Moving Into Audio As It Expands Further Into The Home

    Nest Rumored To Be Moving Into Audio As It Expands Further Into The Home

    Smart home gadget maker Nest is looking for someone to lead what they are calling Nest Audio, fueling speculation that they are moving into speakers and other audio products. The company declined to comment on the new division or job listing. Read More

  • The Battle Is For The Customer Interface Crunch Network

    The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

    In 2015 Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles, Facebook the world’s most popular media owner creates no content, Alibaba, the most valuable retailer has no inventory and Airbnb the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening. Since the industrial revolution the world has developed complex supply chains… Read More

  • British Gas Buys UK Smart Home Pioneer AlertMe In $100M Deal

    British Gas Buys UK Smart Home Pioneer AlertMe In $100M Deal

    The connected home may still be a distant mirage for most average consumers, but in the meantime the technology is becoming big business. Today, British Gas announced it will buy AlertMe, a developer of platforms for running various domestic “smart” devices, in a deal worth £65 million ($100 million), lining up the energy company to provide smart services covering heating… Read More

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