‘Why Is Everyone Disappointed by Google Buying Nest?’

Nilay Patel, The Verge:

It’s a strange set of affairs: an innovative young company led by some of the best engineers and executives in the business being acquired and validated by one of the great American businesses of the past 20 years should be a slam dunk of good PR. Instead, there’s a chorus of concern — some sincere, some contrived, but all of it grounded in fear of an unchecked Google.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014