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Nest may be Google’s hardware branch now, doing more than ‘home’ products

In Google’s purchase of Nest, some wondered what would happen to the connected home company. Was Google simply conducting an ‘acquihire’, using Nest for their IP and patents? A new report suggest the Nest team will become Google’s hardware division — sort of. By keeping them intact, just working under the auspice of Google, more great things are likely to come of the purchase.

Lenovo tipped to acquire Motorola for several billion [UPDATE: Official]

Motorola is currently listed as being "a Google company." But based on some recent and still developing reports, it looks like that may soon be changing. Details coming from both China Daily and Reuters suggest Lenovo will be acquiring Motorola from Google. While not official just yet, there was talk of the deal being worth "at least" $2 billion. Separately, Reuters is reporting the deal is "close to" $3 billion. UPDATE: It's official.

Motorola patent shows their ‘connected car’ ambitions

With the sea change for the ‘Internet of Things’ comes innovation. Though we’re still finding our way with the connected home, Motorola is taking their mindshare elsewhere. In a recently filed patent, we see that their 'Assist' app isn’t the only way Motorola wants to be involved in your commute.