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Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest

NPR | Jan. 14, 2014 6:53 a.m.

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Laura Sydell

On Monday, Google announced it had purchased Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Nest is focused on the “automated home” concept, making smoke detectors and thermostats that connect to the Internet. Google’s purchase signals a strong interest in this arena.

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