Sources: Google, Nest , 
quote: So where does Microsoft fit in, with their ~$80 Billion in cash? There's a good troll analogy in there somewhere.
quote: Acquiring companies all over the places is a form of anti-competition. Buy them before they get big. Thus, no more competition. Get it?
quote: I'm not saying Google did anything wrong, but it's absurd to think that buying whack load of companies is great for the economy. It's not.
quote: What I DON'T see is you making a compelling argument for how it's "bad" for the economy.
quote: Queue up the spying jokes, but you know if Google does this it will be done right.
quote: This was only 2 years ago, now they're as loathed as Comcast.
quote: but the real world has reacted very differently.
quote: Google doesn't take private information (where you go online has NEVER been private)
quote: They don't get hacked and lose your credit card information to identify thieves.
quote: You guys are just silly. You can't even explain in rational terms what the problem is, or what Google did to you.
quote: Every personal detail in your account info and every move you make online is tracked and sold to third parties by Google.
quote: Comparatively to most companies, their privacy policies are a complete joke.
quote: Like others, you are just throwing around the word "privacy" whether it even applies or not
quote: I think you are taking me way out of context.
quote: Nice way to stick it to Apple's bottom line, taking away its hardware sales revenue.
quote: I'd even prefer it if good old ultra-proprietary Microsoft bought them.
quote: They will not flourish under another company no matter who they are.
quote: It will join Picnik, Bump, Flock, Reader, Knol, Aardvark, Dodgeball, Meebo, Powermeter, and many other useful/awesome acquired services in the dustbin.
quote: Was Nest worth even a fraction of that
quote: Was Nest worth even a fraction of that?
quote: I know you don't live in a particularly cold place, so I wouldn't expect you to know this