Google's Nest acquires video monitoring startup Dropcam for $555 million

  1. A month after it first emerged that Google was looking to enter the home security market, and was eyeing the video monitoring company Dropcam, Google-owned Nest on Friday announced that it's acquiring the San Francisco-based startup.

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  2. Google having access to your live home footage? Thanks but no thanks.
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  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +1,223

    I suppose complaining is easier than reading the article...
    Seriously though, half a billion dollars for a company that makes a camera that connects to wifi?! Oh wait... it has a motion detector on it right, so it's just like those motion detection enabled cameras that outdoor types like hunters and scientists have used for years to record animals in the wild.

    Hey, Google... I have this bridge I'd like to sell you... don't worry, it's not like a normal bridge... it has wifi!
    H3llion likes this.
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    $555... soo close to $666 XD but seriously why didnt google just buy it.... would make more sense wouldnt it...

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