Google bought Nest a few months ago for $3.2 Billion dollars in a move that had some people scratching their heads as to how Nest was worth that kinda money. Nest then made headlines by saying that they weren't becoming part of the "Google Machine" and that your info would not be shared. Apparently that might not have been the truth as it has now been reported that in fact there is some data sharing going on between the two companies (as one would expect after Google paid big bucks to buy our Nest). Users will have the option to opt out, but be default it appears like Nest has become a part of the Google machine. TechHive has the story.
Fish gotta fly. Birds gotta swim. Google has to buy smaller companies and change their products’ privacy policies so they can now share data with Google. It’s just the natural order of things, and now it’s happening with Nest.
Nest co-founder Matt Rogers posted to Nest’s official blog late Monday night to announce the company’s Nest Developer Program, a set of developer tools that will allow other products to securely integrate with Nest. Your Nest could trigger actions, like turning your lights on when you get home, and other products can also control the Nest. Your Jawbone UP24, for example, can alert your Nest thermostat to start heating your house when it detects that you’ve woken up.