Google buys home sensor Nest for $3.2 billion

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I own a Smart TV, but it doesn’t connect or operate through a very smart interface. I have heating for my home, but it isn’t connected to any system or way to make it more efficient or smarter. But if the latest Google shopping spree is any indication, our homes will be getting smarter – and greener. 

Google has just announced that it will be buying the company Nest Labs. The company makes internet-connected thermostats and fire alarms. Nest systems are lauded by environmentalists as they have the potential to help us save energy, money and greenhouse gases.

Internet companies like Google are eager to find new ways to get into our lives to quantify and understand what we do so they can sell us advertising. Nest is the recent company which will help Google do that.

Future plans on how this green thermostat will integrate into Google’s holdings is not yet clear, as both companies declined to comment.

About Karin Kloosterman

Karin Kloosterman is an award-winning journalist and publisher that founded Green Prophet to change the world. She does not wear rose-colored glasses, but has shown through her work that positive, inspiring dialogue creates action that impacts people, business and planet.She has published in thought-leading newspapers and magazines globally, and has also founded flux (www.fluxiot.com), a technology company to help people everywhere grow hyper-local, sustainable food. Through flux, she is the managing director of Mars Farm Odyssey (www.marsfarm.org), a global impact network to grow food in space and on earth.Reach out directly to [email protected]

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