SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc took its biggest step to go deeper into consumers’ homes, announcing a $3.2 billion deal to buy smart thermostat and smoke alarm-maker Nest Labs Inc, scooping up a promising line of products and a prized design team led by the “godfather” of the iPod.
Nest will continue to operate as its own distinct brand after the all-cash deal closes, Google said on Monday.
Did not see #DowntonAbbey yesterday but after reading what happened in latest episode, don’t want to see it. Show may have lost me
Another heckler escorted out. FCC chairman finally addresses issue saying is getting scientific info to set std for acceptable safety levels
FCC chairman being heckled by people who want him to look at health warning on wireless devices. His first speech in Silicon Valley.
TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Foxconn’s BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) deal marks the Taiwanese firm’s biggest step up the value chain – a chance to not just assemble smartphones, but help design them, too.
The agreement to design and market phones starting in Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country but an under-penetrated market, is a boon to a mega-manufacturer trying to grow its margins while making a play for a bigger slice of the global mobile devices market.