Fell From the Tree

Google Buys Nest for $3.2B

Liz Gannes over at Re/Code writes:

Fadell, a well-respected figure who co-founded Nest along with former Apple software exec Matt Rogers, said in a statement that Nest “will be even better placed to build simple, thoughtful devices that make life easier at home, and that have a positive impact on the world” with Google’s support.

What strikes me about this is Google isn’t just getting a great product, they’re getting one of the most talented engineering teams in existence. Most of Nest was formed by what was left of the original iPod team after Apple sided with Scott Forstall over Tony Fadell to build the iPhone on top of OS X instead of the iPod’s Pixo OS.

UPDATE: Google posted the press release most of these articles are quoting.