Posts Tagged ‘intentions’

What is Google Up to With Nest Labs?

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Ron Callari of Inventor Spot recently wrote, “OK, so a $3.2 billion acquisition is nothing to sneeze at! However, when your current stock price on the Nasdaq exchange is trading at $1148 per share, and your coffers are overflowing in excess of $57 billion in cash and marketable securities – $3.2 is more or less chump change for an Internet giant. But exactly what’s Google’s end game in acquiring a company that few of us knew about? Nest, according to Tony Fadell, its founder and CEO was started humbly with one device in 2010 – the lowly unglamorous thermostat. While it seemed like ‘a crazy idea at the time – it made all the sense in the world to us,’ Faddell asserted.” Read more

Facebook’s Super-Charged Open Graph & the Semantic Web

A recent outlook on the latest Open Graph developments out of Facebook states, “It’s the Semantic Web, Stupid.” The article explains, “That’s what brands and retailers should make of Facebook’s new super-charged Open Graph that will seamlessly add user activity and intentions (‘using’, ‘searching’, ‘wanting’, ‘shopping’, ‘watching’, ‘playing’, ‘reading’ and listening’) to the Open Graph via app integration. (Oh how the poor ‘Like’ button looks so 2-dimensional this week).” Read more