Monday, September 12, 2016

IoT Round 2: Why Amazon Is More-Up and Nest Is More-Down | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #SmartHome

from IoT Round 2: Why Amazon Is More-Up and Nest Is More-Down | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #SmartHome
Welcome to the latest installment in the battle of two tech titans. Last week Alphabet announced that Nest is being merged into Google. See Fortune’s summary: Google Will Absorb Nest Developers. This is the denouement to the saga that started in April, tied to infighting between the Google and Nest teams. I dissected this “silo-itis” in Why #Nest is Down, #Amazon Up, in #IoT for the #Connected Home. Now some unsurprising new developments since Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest, resigned in June. Here’s what Google is trying to achieve by “re-absorbing” the troubled Nest group.

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