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Google buys smoke alarm maker for $3.2B, gets to rope in design guru who led the iPod team

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | More »

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Google Inc took its biggest step to go deeper into consumers’ homes, announcing a $3.2 billion deal to buy smart thermostat and smoke alarm-maker Nest Labs Inc, scooping up a promising line of products and a prized design team led by the “godfather” of the iPod. Nest will continue ...