Nest Returns To The Google Fold

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Nest’s learning thermostat (above) and smoke/CO detector now integrate with home-automation systems from four suppliers.

Nest, which flew the coop from Google three years ago to become a separate unit of corporate parent Alphabet, is returning to the, well, nest. Reporting now to Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh,  Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz says the alignment with Pixel, Chromecast and Google Home will make for a more potent AI brew with which to challenge Amazon and Apple in the smart-home space.

"Smart home appliance maker Nest, which for three years has operated as an Alphabet subsidiary, is rejoining Google to work alongside the search giant’s hardware group." 

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