Another Komisar pursuit just made the news: he's lead investor and board member of Nest, the connected-thermostat company that sold this week to Google for a staggering $3.2 billion. The sale ends what appeared to be (to the outside world at least) a

That's neat, but that gadget business alone is not worth $3.2 billion, the price Google just paid for Nest. There are a bunch of reasons Google was willing to give Nest's investors a 20x return on their investment, including its pool of talent. But the

That's neat, but that gadget business alone is not worth $3.2 billion, the price Google just paid for Nest. There are a bunch of reasons Google was willing to give Nest's investors a 20x return on their investment, including its pool of talent. But the

By incorporating Nest into its arsenal, Google could acquire more data on individuals and their use of energy in their homes. In a statement announcing the deal, Nest tried to calm concerns about Google using consumer information coming from Nest's 

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Google (GOOG) announced Monday that it will spend $3.2 billion for Nest, a Silicon Valley company founded by former Apple (AAPL) employees to develop better versions of common devices for homes. "Nest's founders, Tony Fadell and 

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