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Google to Acquire Nest

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.

viaGoogle to Acquire Nest – Investor Relations – Google.


Twitter Bootstrap Now Powering 1% of The Web

I segnali c’erano tutti. Moltissimi siti web di nuova generazione sono basati su questo fantastico template.


Love it or hate it but Twitter Bootstrap is quickly taking over the web. The team at meanpath recently pulled a random selection of 100 million websites from our source code search engine and found clear Twitter Bootstrap signatures on 981,608 of them. What started as an internal project championed by Twitter developers Mark Otto now a designer at Github and Jacob Thornton who left to work at Obvious Corporation has enabled millions of website owners to quickly launch a clean and responsive website without having to reinvent the wheel. At meanpath we a bunch of undesigners were able to deploy our site in under a day using a $10.00 theme.Version 3 of Bootstrap is currently at RC1 stage. Bootstrap is still the most popular project on Github with 53,916 Stargazers and 18,119 forks.August marks the second birthday for Twitter Bootstrap so the team at meanpath would like to extend an early happy birthday!Discuss this post on Hacker News.Have a play with the beta meanpath index.Follow us on Twitter.Image courtesy of Pink Cake Box.

via Twitter Bootstrap Now Powering 1% of The Web | meanpath.