Google Invests $450 Million In ADT, Forms Nest Partnership

Google has announced it is investing $450 million in security company ADT, in a multi-year partnership that will give Google a 6.6% stake.

Mount Sinai Using Google Nest Cameras in Coronavirus Fight

Mount Sinai Hospital has found an innovative use for Google Nest cameras, using them to help monitor and communicate with COVID-19 patients.

PSA: Cybercriminals Preying On Nest Users With ‘Sextortion’ Scheme

Following reports of connected security cameras, such as Ring and Nest, being targeted by hackers, scammers are preying on people’s fears with a “sextortion” scheme, according to CNBC. The scam relies on “social engineering,” or the ability to convince an…

Google Glass Is Going Off the Market, but It’s Not Dead Yet

As of January 19, the average Joe will no longer be able to purchase Google Glass. Google is shutting down its Glass Explorer program, which first opened up in 2013. It wasn’t until May of 2014 that Google began selling…

CES: Google’s Nest Gets A Bunch Of New Integrations

Last summer, Google’s Nest Labs unveiled its first “Works with Nest” integrations. These are experiences created by third-party developers that enable Nest to work with different types of products. The first integrations included: one from Jawbone to adjust your home…

Google’s Nest Acquires Revolv, Stops Selling

Nest, which Google acquired earlier this year, has acquired Revolv, another smart-home device maker. According to Liz Gannes at Re/code, the deal just closed, and but the terms are undisclosed. Revolv says in a message on its homepage, “We have…

Smoke Detectors: Glitch Is Fixed And Nest Is Buying Dropcam

The Nest Protect smoke detector is back after a two month hiatus – at a reduced price. Previously $130, Nest’s alarm can now be purchased for $99 as the company has eliminated the faulty feature which ultimately led to its…

Google’s Nest Smoke Alarms Recalled

Google has only owned Nest for just over three months, and its smoke alarms are already being recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall covering all Nest Protect smoke alarms sold (there are 440,000 of them).…

Google Now Officially Owns Nest

Google officially closed its acquisition of Nest on Friday, just after gaining approval from the Federal Trade Commission. The company revealed in an SEC filing (via Re/code) that the transaction closed on February 7th. Here’s the relevant snippet: In January…

Google’s Nest Acquisition Gets FTC Approval

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted Google permission to acquire Nest Labs. Google and Nest announced the deal last month. Google is acquiring the company, which makes smart home devices like smoke detectors and thermostats, for $3.2 billion in…