What’s the latest?
What’s with the change?
In fairness to Nest Labs, up to the point of his pronouncements, Fadell said that all data collected are anonymous and does not point out the habits and preferences of a specific user. All data collected is used to make the whole Nest experience better for the customer and even give business and technical intelligence to Nest for enhancing the services and coming up with better products for the future.
What are they trying to say?
Why do we really care about Google taking over smart thermostats and CO detectors? The foray of Google into smart home devices means that it wants more data. Data that Google can use to fuel its searches and data it can sell to third-party for a tidy sum. Advertising and search are Google main bread-and-butter. It has been mining data from our phones and our browsers and now it wants to know things that happen to our lives in between the phone use and Internet surfing too.