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Google is creepy, but you shouldn't automatically fear it invading your Nest

You can't be a player in the Internet of Things without things, preferably really nice things. But Google's a data company, never forget.

Why Google paid $3.2 billion for Nest's smart thermostats

The deal gives Google a stronger footing in the emerging world of the connected home

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Google buys Nest, world gets one step closer to 'OK Glass, make my house warmer'

Will Google's $3.2 billion investment in the Internet of Things market have privacy implications for Nest's customers? Nest, naturally, says no.

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Chromebooks enter homes, schools, small businesses

The Chromebook owns just 1 percent of the PC market, but may find long-term success in the classroom.

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Motorola is giving away free Chromecasts with new off-contract Moto Xs

Spend $400 on a phone, get a $35 dongle for your TV.

Google gets all up in developers' Glass about branding

Glass is always capitalized, never possessive, and never ever plural.

Google loses another appeal in Street View privacy case

Appeals court rejects company's petition for another hearing about its data-collection from neighborhood Wi-Fi networks while building Street View.

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Google makes timely purchase of Swiss app developer

Bitspin said it is joining Google, implying the company and its Timely app are being acquired by the search giant.

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Google's 4K video format to hit TVs, mobile devices, PCs

Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, Intel, and other companies have pledged their support for Google's VP9 4K video format

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Tomorrow's news today: The biggest tech stories of 2014

Concepts like the smartwatch, 3D printing, device ID, biometrics and connected cars will be among the biggest tech headlines in 2014.