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Old 14th Jan 2014, 10:30   #1
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Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion

Thermostat makers hit the big time.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20.../google-nest/1
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 11:00   #3
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It's quite a sad thing that they have to put that in a statement.
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Worryingly, Google didn't: it was Fadell who responded to concerns by claiming that the existing Ts&Cs, which appear at a casual glance to prevent such use of personally identifiable data, won't change.
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Google ads could be coming to thermostats, refrigerators and car dashboards (update)
http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/21/g...ds-odd-places/
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In a letter to the Securities and Exchange commission concerning mobile revenue disclosure, the folks in Mountain View said flashing ads and services on "refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses, and watches" is quite plausible.
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""We are in contact with the SEC to clarify the language in this 2013 filing, which does not reflect Google's product roadmap. Nest, which we acquired after this filing was made, does not have an ads-based model and has never had any such plans."
I love the way they say at present it doesn't have ads, and then say never had plans.
Not ruling anything out for tomorrow then Google
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