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Google-owned Nest acquires home automation hub Revolv

Google-owned smart thermostat maker Nest Labs has acquired home automation hub Revolv, Nest’s co-founder and head of engineering Matt Rogers announced in a blogpost. Neither parties disclosed the fi

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Google-owned smart thermostat maker Nest Labs has acquired home automation hub Revolv, Nest’s co-founder and head of engineering Matt Rogers announced in a blogpost. Neither parties disclosed the financial details of the acquisition.

Founded in November 2013, Revolv is an Internet-connected device that controls a plethora of other gadgets in the home using its smartphone app. Priced at $300, it was designed to support seven different wireless technologies, which would enable it to overcome compatibility issues that different home devices face while connecting with each other. Among the devices it supports include Philips Hue lights, Yale and Kwikset locks, and Sonos Hi-Fi speakers.

As part of the acquisition agreement, Revolv will continue to provide support and honor its one-year warranty to existing customers, but will no longer sell its product anymore. Revolv engineers will be joining the Nest team to focus on the Works with Nest program.

In the blogpost, Rogers also announced several new additions to the Works with Nest program. Nest now supports Pebble, ivee, Life360, Rachio, and SNUPI Technologies.

Google acquired Nest earlier this year for $3.2 billion. The company has been slowly adding several more smart IoT-based services to its arsenal. It acquired Dropcam, an internet-connected home security camera company in June for $555 million.

  • Published Date: October 27, 2014 10:41 AM IST