Nest Gives Google A Head Start On The Future Of Hardware

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CES may be finished for another year, but one of the biggest themes of the show — that anything (cars, watches, mirrors, tables, whatever) can be ‘hardware’ — is just taking off. And today’s news of Google buying Nest for … Continue reading

Who Gets Rich From Google Buying Nest? Kleiner Returns 20X On $20M, Shasta Nets ~$200M

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Google just bought Nest for $3.2 billion cash, and that means the startup’s early investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Shasta Ventures have struck it rich. Multiple sources say Kleiner invested $20 million in Nest and got a 20X return to … Continue reading

iOS Users Are Wealthier, But That Doesn’t Explain The Monetization Gap

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iOS Users Are Wealthier, But That Doesn’t Explain The Monetization Gap  This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here. A … Continue reading

Google Is Activating 1.3 Million Android Devices On A Daily Basis

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt revealed the company is now activating 1.3 million Android devices on a daily basis, up from 900,000 in July. This is really impressive. For some context, Apple sold ~46.4 million iOS devices last quarter, or 515,500 … Continue reading

Google Search Is Still Growing

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Google Search Is Still Growing We were recently doing some SEO training at Business Insider, when this chart was flashed on the screen. It’s one of those things that is both obvious and surprising. Google is still growing. Searches continue … Continue reading

This Is Why Google Unveiled A Tablet Yesterday

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This Is Why Google Unveiled A Tablet Yesterday This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Google unveiled its first tablet yesterday, the Nexus 7, manufactured by … Continue reading