Google Gobbles Nest, Founder Talks Early Days at Apple

Jan 14, 2014

Tony Fadell
Tony Fadell
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Big tech news came yesterday with word of Google paying $3.2 Billion in cash to purchase Nest Labs. Nest creates "smart thermostats" developed by original iPod designer and company CEO Tony Fadell.

Several articles written over the past 24 hours have analyzed aspects for the sale, why Fadell and company decided to take the payout and what future he will have in running the company.

Tony Fadell Q&A: Why I sold Nest to Google – CNN Money

The Real Reason Google Paid $3.2 Billion For Nest – Time

5 Reasons Nest Sold to Google – Forbes

But before talk of selling Nest, Fadell was at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July. Fadell stopped by Aspen Public Radio to talk about his youth, his time at Apple working on the iPod & with Steve Jobs, and Nest.

You can hear the interview here: