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’s interests intersect in the worlds of the environment, technology, activism and Middle East politics. Blogging for some of the most influential media outlets in the "green" world, such as TreeHugger, and The Huffington Post, Karin founded Green Prophet to share the enormous potential of new clean technologies, and environmental awareness emanating from the Middle East region. For tips, advertising and editorial inquiries Karin can be reached at [email protected]

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