Google Gets Nest Labs IoT Employees

Posted: Aug 31 2016, 2:27pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Google Gets Nest Labs IoT Employees
  • Nest Labs transferring IoT employees to Google

The makers of smart thermostats and smoke detectors is on the verge of major restructuring

Nest Labs which is a prime maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors is shuffling some of its employees with Google. Dozens of employees working on nest Labs its Internet of Things platform (IoT) have been transferred to Google, reported Fortune.

It is all part of the major restructuring occurring at the firm. Since both of the companies are subsidiaries of the parent company Alphabet, the shuffling seems to make some sense.

Previously we found that Google has put its hands into the business of home connection. Google even came forward with the OnHub which is a wireless router.

It is just like the powerful Google Home, which is a speaker powered by voice assistance technology. This new development seems to put more stress on the promise that Nest products can link with Google Home.

The IoT at Nest employed roughly 1000 employees in their engineering, product marketing and product management departments. Even though some employees have been shuffled, Nest will keep on building and developing software for its app, site and other web services.

The IoT team at Nest was responsible for building Nest’s APIs along with other Nest’s Weave protocols.

Almost a year ago Google created Alphabet so its core advertising business had a better direction. The aim of Alphabet is to make sure all Google related services like Verily, Calico, Google FiberGV and even the self-driving car business (Google X) all have a definite direction forward.

Since Alphabets formation, the shuffling of employees is not the only change to have taken place at Nest. Back in June, the controversial co-founder and CEO of Nest, left the company and was replaced by Marwan Faraz, who continues to lead the company.

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