谷歌32亿美元收购Nest智能居家(图)

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Holy Crap: Google Just Bought Nest For $3.2 Billion In Cash

新华网1月14日电 据科技博客网站Gizmodo报道,惊天大消息!谷歌宣布以32亿美元收购了智能居家新秀企业Nest。

Nest的创始人托尼·法德尔说:“谷歌的收购丝毫不会影响我们现在的日常运行,我们也不会对品牌做出任何改变。”一位公司代表说“Nest 还是Nest”,但从谷歌的收购历史来看,这肯定是幻想,怎么可能会不变?!不过法德尔也有自己的理由,他在自己的博客上发布了下述内容,后经邮件转给小编,不久就能见诸网络了:

谷歌公司拥有众多商业资源、全球化的规模和平台,能够在硬件、软件以及服务领域加速Nest的发展,可以让Nest走向全球家庭。而且,Nest与谷歌的公司理念都是非常契合的,我们都认为,让科技在幕后负责辛勤劳作,人们便可解放去享受生活中真正重要的事情了。

谷歌致力于帮助并与我们一起与众不同,我们一起将能介于更多能源,让人们在家中更安全放心。不过,Nest被谷歌收购的消息还是引起了人们对于隐私的担忧,毕竟Nest的设计产品将家庭与互联网联系在一起,现在一个庞大的搜索引擎掌管Nest让人们对自己的个人信息安危产生担忧并非空穴来风。Nest副总裁马特·罗杰斯通过一封电子邮件回答了广大用户的担忧,他说:

我们的隐私保护政策明确规定顾客的信息只用于改进Nest的产品和服务。我们向来重视顾客的个人信息,我们将永不改初衷。

与此同时,法德尔透露,其实Nest成立运行四年来,谷歌已经参与了三年的运营,谷歌高级副总裁桑德尔·皮蔡在推特中欢迎了Nest加入谷歌大家庭:

欢迎@tfadell和你的团队,很高兴谷歌大家庭又有新成员了。我超喜欢你们的智能居家产品呦。

— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) January 13, 2014

先不说别的,谷歌做出此次并购真是一个明智之举——它终于成为名副其实的设计尖端公司了。法德尔其实大家并不陌生,最初从苹果起家,是iPod最初设计者,他的设计为苹果带来了巨大的利润。

谷歌此次并购是否成功、理智?32亿美元,让我们拭目以待。

译者:张艺

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Holy Crap: Google Just Bought Nest For $3.2 Billion In Cash

Surprise! Google just announced it has acquired the home automation startup, Nest, for $3.2 billion.According Nest founder Tony Fadell, the acquisition won\'t affect the day-to-day operation of Nest, nor will it change anything about its branding. "Nest will stay Nest," says a company rep—though when has that ever truly been the case with a Google acquisition? Fadell explains his reasoning in a post on his blog, relayed to us through email but available online soon:

Google has the business resources, global scale and platform reach to accelerate Nest growth across hardware, software and services for the home globally. And our company visions are well aligned – we both believe in letting technology do the hard work behind the scenes so people can get on with the things that matter in life. Google is committed to helping Nest make a difference and together, we can help save more energy and keep people safe in their homes.

It\'s a move that\'s sure to irk users concerned about privacy—after all, Nest designs products that connect your home to the internet, and not everyone will be heartened by knowing that the search giant now controls that company.

n an email statement, Nest Vice President Matt Rogers addressed privacy concerns by saying the following:Our privacy policy clearly limits the use of customer information to providing and improving Nest\'s products and services. We\'ve always taken privacy seriously and this will not change.

Meanwhile, Fadell points out that Google has been involved at Nest for three out of its four years of operation. Google Senior VP Sundar Pichai broke the news with a welcoming tweet:

Welcome @tfadell and team, really excited to have you all part of Google. Love using your productshttp://t.co/rofgHVUJ1h

—— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai)

January 13, 2014 All of this aside, this is smart, smart decision for Google—which has struggled to find its foothold as a design-forward company. Fadell, who got his start at Apple and was the primary designer of the iPod, has transformed a company

Can Google buy good design sense? At $3.2 billion, let\'s hope so.

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