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TechTake: Nest, Google & the Internet of things

TechTake explores the bigger issues and trends in the federal IT community, and twice-monthly features a “Women in Technology” segment.

Google surprised many this week when it purchased Nest, a startup that makes smart thermostats and smoke alarm systems, for $3.2 billion. This latest acquisition raised eyebrows across the country as many see the deal as a sign that Google is looking to get ahead in the “Internet of things.”

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Google, Internet of Things