Tony Fadell said it was his idea to leave the maker of digital versions of thermostats, smoke detectors and other common household products.
Mitch’s Quick Take: Having known Tony since he was a young engineer at General Magic, I think Google never found a way to harness his talents. He says in the article that he is in at the beginning of a lot of projects, however the Nest acquisition never gave the impression it was intended to explode old approaches to search at Google. There was a vast opportunity to grab in-home share.
Hint: It’s not technology
Walmart announced plans Friday to team up with Uber and Lyft on a pilot grocery delivery program, in a fresh challenge by the US retail giant to Amazon.
One of Immelt’s earliest and strongest supporters on the board is Arianna Huffington, said sources, but he is also the top choice of several directors. Others still undecided — including Benchmark, which has weakened its status because of the lawsuit and ensuing publicity — have become convinced that Uber needs to hire someone who can quickly deal with a number of pressing and problematic issues and consider Immelt fully capable of handling that well.
Vertical integration in local on-demand is underway.
Grubhub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB), the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering company, and Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the leader in connecting people with great local businesses, today announced a long-term partnership designed to capitalize on each company’s unique assets and propel online takeout and delivery. As part of the agreement, Grubhub will acquire Yelp’s Eat24 business and Yelp will integrate online ordering from all Grubhub restaurants onto its extensive local goods and services platform.
Eye-tracking technology has long been the domain of high-end research, but this week new software brings it within reach for anyone with a website.
Connecting devices is just the first act in an Internet of Things production. The magic happens when analytics transform data into business intelligence. CIOs need to play a role.
Source: Making IoT magic | CIO