27 Jul '14, 4pm

5 years ago, you'd never heard of @Nest, @Opower or the "Internet of Things" - but that's changing

5 years ago, you'd never heard of @Nest, @Opower or the "Internet of Things" - but that's changing

By now, you’ve likely heard about smart technologies that “learn” your habits and automatically adjust the energy use of your home. Companies like Nest and Opower as well as terms like the “Internet of Things” were completely unfamiliar just a few years ago, and are now working their way into everyday conversations. There’s a lot of information out there — let’s take a look at a few of the factors contributing to the surge of big investments in energy efficiency technology. Recent Developments Making headlines late last year, Google purchased Nest Labs Inc. for $3.2 billion — the second largest acquisition in the company’s history. Many believe Google made such a large investment to stay ahead of the curve in smart devices and to be the go-to service for coordinating future “smart homes.” Some had concerns that Google’s motives were related to information access, although ...

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