Security

Still No Sign of Nest Security Products As Internal Unrest Goes Public

Amid growing reports of unrest at Nest, new information has leaked about the companies foray into the home security sector. It is not exactly a secret that Google’s $3.2 billion dollar acquisition intended to release security related products. On the contrary, the only surprise has been how long it has taken for the company to bring products to market. With a backdrop of a not-so-happy corporate atmosphere, many are suggesting the firm’s internal struggles are to blame for its less than spectacular record since its acquisition. While corporations are generally quite good at keeping internal troubles under wraps, the problems at Nest were spilled to the world when Reed Albergotti (a reporter at The Information and the co-author of the famous book on Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal), got Nest under-fire CEO Tony Fadell, Nest co-founder Matt Rogers, and former Dropcam CEO Greg Duffy to talk openly about their problems with each other. The latter, Duffy, […]

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