Google-Owned Nest Acquires Home Automation Hub Revolv


Google’s home automation company has added a new member. Nest Labs has acquired home automation hub Revolv for an undisclosed amount. As part of the deal, Revolv engineers will join Nest team to focus on the Works with Nest program and for existing customers, Revolv will continue to offer customer support for the products which are still under one-year warranty.

Nest’s co-founder and head of engineering Matt Rogers has also announced several new editions to the Works with Nest program such as Pebble, ivee, Life360, Rachio, and SNUPI Technologies, in a blogpost.

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Revolv was founded in May 2012, and is known for providing an internet connected device priced at USD 300, that allows users to control their connected devices in the home using its smartphone app. It was designed to support seven different wireless technologies to overcome the problems which occurs while home devices connecting with each other.

It support devices such as Nest Thermostats, Philips Hue lights, Yale and Kwikset locks, Sonos Hi-Fi speakers, Insteon and GE products, and much more. Till date, the firm had raised USD 7.3 million in three rounds from 10 investors.

Apart from this, Google had acquired US based Nest labs, the maker of smart thermostats and smoke alarms for an amount of USD 3.2 billion, in January this year.

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