Google wants a NEST in your home

Last week, Google purchased NEST - the startup company that makes the trendy Learning Thermostat and Protect Smoke Detectors, for $3.2 BILLION. Yes, you heard that right. That's a lot of money. They previously owned 12% of the company through investments. Google made this move to acquire the terrific talent at NEST, which includes the … Continue reading Google wants a NEST in your home

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Google Enters the Mobile Handset Business

In a not-so-surprising move, Google announced recently it's intention to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. This gives Google access to Motorola's treasured handset technology, and more importantly, their patents. But what does this mean for Samsung, HTC and other handset manufacturers that have invested billions of dollars into their Android handsets? Will they now … Continue reading Google Enters the Mobile Handset Business