How can Google feather its Nest with the internet of things?

Looking past the glitter, big names, and big money ($3.2bn), a deeper look at Google’s Nest acquisition doesn’t yield a good theory. Perhaps because there isn’t oneLast week’s Monday Note used the “Basket of Remotes” problem as a proxy for the many challenges to the consumer version of the IoT – the “Internet of Things”. Automatic discovery, two-way communication, multi-vendor integration, user-interface and network management complexity… until our home devices can talk to each other, until they can report their current states, functions, and failure modes, we’re better off with individual remotes than a confusing — and confused — universal controller.After reading the Comments section, I thought we could put the topic to rest for a while, perhaps until devices powered by Intel’s very low-power Quark processor start shipping.
www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/20/google-nest-aquisition-learning-thermostat

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