25 Oct '11, 7am

Nest Labs Unstealths: Can Apple and Google Alums Make Thermostats Sexy?: The answer is no. We'll get back to t...

Nest Labs Unstealths: Can Apple and Google Alums Make Thermostats Sexy?: The answer is no. We'll get back to t...

The answer is no. We'll get back to that in a bit. Michael Kanellos broke this story for Greentech Media in June , much to the chagrin of the obsessively stealthy company. It's not that that the team isn't comprised of great, enthusiastic people. Matt Rogers, the founder and VP of Engineering managed the iPod software team. Tony Fadell, the CEO and founder of Nest is referred to as the father of the iPhone. Erik Charlton was in charge of pointing devices at Logitech. They are world-class, bad-ass industrial designers with Google, Apple, Microsoft, Tellme, and General Magic pedigrees. And in the words of Rogers, "We wanted to use our skills for good." Faddell was building a green house and when confronted with thermostats available in a full range of beige, he thought something better could be done in the thermostat space. He and the founders felt that people were used to b...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Nest-Labs-Uns...

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