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Google’s Nest buying Dropcam

The $555 million deal brings Google into the home security market with a DIY product, but what about the privacy of customers’ connected home data?
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06/23/2014

PALO ALTO, Calif.—First, Google got into home automation early this year with the $3.2 billion buy of smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs. Now, Nest is buying startup Dropcam, which makes video cameras that stream video to a user’s computer or cellphone. The deal gives Google an entrée into home security.

3VR wants to help integrators provide ‘security intelligence’

3VR will invest $17m in channel partnerships, new vertical markets
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12/28/2010

SAN FRANCISCO—For intelligent analytics and search solution provider 3VR, the coming year “will be very much about the channel partners,” 3VR’s CMO Aisling MacRunnels told Security Systems News on Dec. 27. And 3VR will use its recently closed $17 million round of funding to invest in its channel partnerships, as well as to expand its presence in certain vertical markets and grow globally.