Dan Hon on Google Acquiring Nest

A sort of essay in the form of a string of tweets (collected by Paul Mison):

It’s quite simple. People invited Nest into their houses. Not Google.

It might in reality be an acquisition, but to some people it will feel instead like an annexation.

I think Google should be concerned about the number of people who are unhappy about this acquisition. Google used to be a company most people trusted; what I’m seeing as I read reactions to this Nest acquisition is that that’s no longer true.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014