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Jacob
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Re: Google for IoT
Jacob   2/13/2014 10:39:29 PM
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Alex, it's a kind of service offering by Google in some states of US and Canada

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Re: Google for IoT
t.alex   2/13/2014 8:55:12 AM
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Jacob, what is LED as a service?

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Re: Google for IoT
Jacob   2/10/2014 11:55:06 PM
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"Hardware seems to be some commodity to Google. I think it is trying to focus more ubiquitous OS or intelligent software or cloud service."

Alex, their business intentions are different. They are looking for platform as a service and their recent offerings are LED as a service, Robot as a service etc.

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Re: Google for IoT
t.alex   2/10/2014 9:17:38 AM
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Hardware seems to be some commodity to Google. I think it is trying to focus more ubiquitous OS or intelligent software or cloud service.

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Re: Google vision
Jacob   2/6/2014 4:52:58 AM
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"if I knew the answer to that question, i'd be in a higher ranking position than managing editor of EBN! :)"

Hailey, don't degrade yourself. You mean that EBN managing editor post is nothing worth, common :)

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Re: Google vision
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   2/5/2014 11:04:34 PM
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@Ariella, if I knew the answer to that question, i'd be in a higher ranking position than managing editor of EBN! :) That being said, i find myself wondering if this isn't one of those instances where many of Google's moves are around getting experienced and talented engineers. Here in the Silicon Valley there's a real shortage and the salaries are unreal for those who have proven themselves. That being said, with the Internet of Things on the horizone (and the not too distant horizon at that) some of these moves make sense in terms of leveraging and getting ahead of the packin those areas.

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Re: Google vision
Jacob   2/5/2014 10:38:40 PM
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""Robot as a service," interesting. I can picture it marketed as "Rent-a-Robot" -- all the upside of having it around when you need it without the hassle of programming and maintenance."

Ariella, based on the service they are going to offer, it can also defined as Rent a Robot. There is no doubt that Google may venture into various services in near future.

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Re: Google vision
Ariella   2/5/2014 8:58:29 AM
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@Jacob "Robot as a service," interesting. I can picture it marketed as "Rent-a-Robot" -- all the upside of having it around when you need it without the hassle of programming and maintenance.

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Re: Google vision
Jacob   2/4/2014 10:42:27 PM
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"What do you think is within Google's larger vision?"

Ariella, I think they may continue in IT & software by diversifying to different domains. The recent sale of Motorola points to that direction. Apart from that they start offering 'Lighting as a service' and may be within a couple of months they start offering 'Robot as a service'.

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Google for IoT
Jacob   2/4/2014 10:39:24 PM
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"Google is obviously paying close attention to the "Internet of Things" buzz that's got everyone excited about the high-tech's next phase of evolution. And it is figuring out how to elbow into the widely talked about, nascent-but-promising markets of home and car automation, artificial intelligence, and cloud-connected mobile health devices."

Jenniffer, am not sure who much it's correct. The recent sale of Motorola to Lenovo shows that Google is not further interested for any hardware business.  May be they can venture in to app business or any open source OS for IoT

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