Posted at July 7, 2014, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on David Rowan in conversation with Nest Founder/CEO Tony Fadell
David Rowan, popular keynote speaker and Editor of Wired UK, recently interviewed Tony Fadell, the Founder/CEO of Nest and angel investor, on how he brought a touch of Apple to Google.
Tony discusses what Google saw in his team, why Nest intends to be the dashboard to the connected home, the “conspiracy theories” about Google’s intentions regarding data collection from home appliances — and what lessons from Apple he can bring to his new owners.
Posted at June 9, 2014, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Marketing guru Rory Sutherland on the internet of things
Rory Sutherland, Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy Group UK, argues in his latest Spectator piece that most homes have surprisingly bad “interface design”, but the new generation of thermostats and the internet of things is starting to change that.
Having personally adopted the use of an internet-controllable central heating thermostat, such as those created by Nest Labs (now owned by Google) and Hive, Rory argues that the much-trumpeted claim that this technology can pay for itself in fuel savings within a year or so – around £200 – is entirely plausible.