Posted 01/14/2014 at 11:32 AM
Posted 4 years ago
The acquisition of Nest, seeing Google shelling out a lump sum of $3.2 billion for the manufacturer of thermostats and digital smoke alarms, sounds the trumpet to herald the dawn of “The Internet of Things“.
The Internet of Things connects digital devices in a person’s home for maximum data sharing.
Google is now stretching its reach in diverse, all-encompassing markets: Tablets, Gmail, smartphones, search, and now your home, via Nest, it seems.
Frank Gillett, Forrester analyst speaks about Google’s Nest acquisition: “(It) affirms the growing strategic importance of the idea of the connected home. It also shows Google increasingly believes in hardware-software solutions such as Nest has built, rather than building operating systems.”
Those who know anything about the history of Google will know how they used Lego bricks, as far back as 1996, when their search engine thesis was dubbed “BackRub” as a Stanford University research project.
I guess you can connect everything in the world with Lego bricks.