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Tony Fadell      

Founder and CEO, Nest

Tony Fadell is the founder and CEO of Nest, creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat. Prior to Nest, founded in 2010 and acquired by Google in 2014 for $3.2 billion, Fadell served as senior vice president of Apple’s iPod division, reporting to Steve Jobs. He was responsible for creating the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone. Before joining Apple, Fadell was co-founder, chief technology officer, and director of engineering of the Mobile Computing group at Philips Electronics. He was the architect of the award-winning Velo and Nino personal digital assistants.

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Nest's Tony Fadell on reinventing the smoke detector -- and your home

Nest is tackling another part of the home, with the rollout of a smoke detector called Nest Protect. Dull stuff? Hardly. It's all about changing the way we live, the  ...

Tony Fadell's Nest Thermostat Company Hits $800 Million Valuation ...

The smart thermostat from ex-Appler Tony Fadell is in the money.

Smart Things! Nest's Tony Fadell Heats Up IGNITION 2013

Nest, Tesla, Uber, Union Square Ventures, and Winklevoss Capital Management Speak at Business Insider's IGNITION2013.

Nest founder Tony Fadell to oversee Google Glass 2.0

After two years of testing under its targeting Explorer program, Google Glass will be refocused for consumer use under the watchful eye of Nest's founder Tony ...

The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple?

Nest became successful for what it didn't do as much as for what it did. Its services are characterized not only by minimalist user experience—a hallmark of Apple products...

How an iPod with a rotary dial eventually became the iPhone

Tony Fadell, currently the CEO of Nest, has had a crucial role in the design of both the iPod and the iPhone, and boy has he got some stories to tell.

In an interview at the SVForum in Palo Alto, California last week — fully transcribed by VentureBeat — Fadell shared a number of details on the early days of the iPod, the iPhone and Steve Jobs' legendary, dogged persistence when it comes to creating seemingly impossible gadgets.

Tony Fadell is leaving Nest

Share on Facebook (205) Tweet Share (1,261) Pin (5) Tony Fadell is leaving Nest, the home automation company he founded and sold to Google (now Alphabet). He'll be stepping into an advisor role to Larry Page and Alphabet, but won't be involved in Nest day-to-day. According to a blog post he just put up, the transition has been in progress since "late last year" — but recent reports of turmoil, a disastrous acquisition of Dropcam, and delays at Nest plus Tony's new electric go-kart company Actev Motors have certainly fueled a sense that change would be coming one way or another...

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