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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:25 PM   #26
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Good job, Tim Cook! As usual, Asleep at the Helm. https://www.facebook.com/FireTimCook
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:25 PM   #27
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Google has always given support to iOS. Don't be absurd with your sensationalism.

If this was the other way around, I'd be concerned.
Its called a joke.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:25 PM   #28
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:25 PM   #29
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"Want to control your NEST thermostat remotely? Log in with your Google+ account now!"
Oh, snap. This will probably happen.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:26 PM   #30
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"Want to control your NEST thermostat remotely? Log in with your Google+ account now!"
"Share your home's temperature with your friends!"
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:26 PM   #31
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Apple should've scooped up that one.
Apple has bigger plans
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:27 PM   #32
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I disagree. One of Apple's greatest strengths is their ability to focus. And thermostats - or any home appliance - doesn't really fit with Apple's business strategy. (Admittedly, it would have been nice...)

But with Google buying Nest - does this mean Google will know when we're at home? Or will they / could they use that data for marketing purposes? I hope we get some clear answers to those questions.
Ah Yes...I had forgotten about that part.....
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:27 PM   #33
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Great.

As if monitoring everyone's online activity wasn't enough, now Google has another way to monitor people in their homes...
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:27 PM   #34
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Its a very good buy. Home Control with your smartphone is going to be very popular.

Google can also mine a lot of data for energy consumption if data can be uploaded.

There's probably a lot more reasons for Google buying this than meets the eye.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:27 PM   #35
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The only hopeful result of this would be that Google's hoping to start a standardization of all the home automation shenanigans, which is sorely needed. Not that I'm a fan of it being Googlized, but I guess somebody's gonna need to do it. Though hopefully Google+ will be dead by the time they start home automating...
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:27 PM   #36
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Apple should've scooped up that one.
Totally agree. Apple lost some if it's top engineers and software developers to Nest (including Tony Fadell who was the father of the iPod. He left because of Forstall. But now that forstall is gone, he'd probably be glad to be back to working at Apple). Too bad.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:28 PM   #37
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Great, now every time I burn toast, I'll be auto-enrolled in Google+.

All you guys are a bunch of sore losers. IF you don't like competition then just turn of all your electronic devices and get off the Internet. Believe me Apple/MS/Google and all the other big companies are in the same bed with the same idea's. This is no surprise at all. Thanks for listening.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:28 PM   #38
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Time to throw my Nest out. Next thing I know, google will be sharing my thermostat temperature and in and out times with advertisers.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:28 PM   #39
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i don't understand how these companies, worth billions at purchase, would ever profitable by creating very expensive gadgets supposed to replace cheap products

one can find a thermostat for less than $50 and a smoke detector for $10


the potential value of geek customers would never match this amount
Seems like a good fit for Apple, but Google? Can't imagine a high percentage of Android owners buying such things.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:28 PM   #40
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i don't understand how these companies, worth billions at purchase, would ever profitable by creating very expensive gadgets supposed to replace cheap products

one can find a thermostat for less than $50 and a smoke detector for $10


the potential value of geek customers would never match this amount
You comments seem reasonable...but Google isn't known for making many stupid investments and losing bunches of money.

One presumes that they have some idea of what they're doing...although $3,2 BILLION does seem...ah...a bit excessive.

But then, that's why Google has lots of money, and I don't!
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:28 PM   #41
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LOL, I would not put it past them.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:28 PM   #42
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No Nest I do not want to watch an add to change the temperature!! Yes skip after 5 seconds!! Ahhh missed the skip, now I have to wait 30 seconds to change the temperature.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:28 PM   #43
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Probably wouldn't be a bad idea for Apple to also invest in home automation. That's the next big thing.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:29 PM   #44
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:29 PM   #45
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Jobs would be tutting up in heaven. “Tony, you left us, that’s one thing, but I told you to build a company of your own, and now Google?!?!”.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:29 PM   #46
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This just in: In a $13.5 trillion deal, Google has announced that it has acquired Google. The new company is to be called Googleplex, Inc.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:29 PM   #47
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i don't understand how these companies, worth billions at purchase, would ever profitable by creating very expensive gadgets supposed to replace cheap products

one can find a thermostat for less than $50 and a smoke detector for $10


the potential value of geek customers would never match this amount
It's all funny money. When the creators of Snapchat turn down 4 Billion you know there's a bubble going on. Yes Snapchat. That is NOT a 4 Billion dollar company when logic is applied.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:29 PM   #48
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$3.2B. Dotcom bubble all over again
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:29 PM   #49
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oh well, I guess I'll never get a Nest.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:30 PM   #50
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Apple should've scooped up that one.
No. Then future Nest products would probably only work with Apple products and no sane person would want that.
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