Google bought Nest today for $3.2 billion. Yes, billion with a b. I own a few Nest products and for the most part, they work well with my iPhone. My thermostats seem to go offline a bit too much for my taste, but overall I'm happy with the product.They've said they will continue to support iOS, no real surprise there. I wonder what it means for future products. I also wonder if this will enable them to cut the price on some of their products. I have one Nest Protect and paid $129 for it. If they were cheaper, I'd add more of them. After 7 years, you have to replace them (standard CO/smoke detectors are the same), but that's a bit tough considering the price. I forget the name, but Google bought a photo plugin company and cut the price. The Motorola devices are all cheaper than they would be under Moto. Maybe this will work for consumers, maybe we'll see more affordable technology. Then again, I walked by my Nest tonight and could have sworn I saw Adsense.