Abbiamo sentito parlare di Nest nei mesi scorsi, soprattutto per le mirabolanti novità che caratterizzano il loro famosissimo termostato intelligente, un pezzo di domotica che ogni buon Nerd vorrebbe avere in casa propria (e confesso che sto per ordinarne uno perché è troppo figo).
Oggi la notizia che Google ha acquisito la società per la modica cifra di 3.8 miliardi di euro in contanti. Avevo qualche dubbio sul funzionamento dell’aggeggio ma, visti gli esborsi dell’ultim’ora, tutti i dubbi sono svaniti…
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – JANUARY 13, 2014 — Google Inc. NASDAQ: GOOG announced today that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash.
Nest’s mission is to reinvent unloved but important devices in the home such as thermostats and smoke alarms. Since its launch in 2011, the Nest Learning Thermostat has been a consistent best seller–and the recently launched Protect Smoke + CO Alarm has had rave reviews.
Larry Page, CEO of Google, said: “Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, have built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into the Google family. They’re already delivering amazing products you can buy right now–thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that can help keep your family safe. We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries and fulfill their dreams!”
Tony Fadell, CEO of Nest, said: “We’re thrilled to join Google. With their support, Nest will be even better placed to build simple, thoughtful devices that make life easier at home, and that have a positive impact on the world.”
Nest will continue to operate under the leadership of Tony Fadell and with its own distinct brand identity. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals in the US. It is expected to close in the next few months.