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Vivint unveils smart home assistant at CES

Company also announces a Flex Pay option, partnerships with Airbnb, Vivint Solar
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01/11/2017

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home, a smart home services provider based here, made several big announcements at CES 2017 last week, most notably Vivint Sky, the company’s new smart home assistant that uses artificial intelligence, or AI, to manage all of the devices in a connected home.

Vivint Solar seeks to raise $200m through IPO

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The fact that Vivint Solar officially filed with U.S. regulators last week for an initial public offering of common stock is an indication that solar continues to be a hot option for security companies.

Vivint Solar is Massachusetts’ top residential solar provider

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06/05/2014

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.—Following the recent opening of a new facility here, Vivint Solar now has four locations in Massachusetts, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Vivint Solar names new strategy, innovations officer; expands Maryland presence

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04/17/2014

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Solar, an affiliate of home automation/home security provider Vivint, announced April 16 that Dwain Kinghorn has been named chief strategy and innovations officer and will align the company product portfolio with new business development channels.

Vivint Solar buys company that monitors installed systems’ performance

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01/27/2014

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Solar, an affiliate of home automation/home security provider Vivint, has purchased Solmetric, a company that makes tools to assess sites and performance, the company announced Jan. 24.

Vivint Solar sues COO who jumped ship for competitor

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Monday, December 30, 2013

I wrote back in November about how Brendon Merkley, the COO of Vivint Solar, had left to work for SolarCity, Vivint Solar’s larger competitor.

Another shake-up at the top for Vivint Solar?

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

[UPDATE ON NOV. 14: I heard back late yesterday from SolarCity, which confirmed that Vivint Solar COO Brendon Merkley has joined SolarCity.

Energy market expert tapped as Vivint Solar’s new EVP

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10/28/2013

PROVO, Utah—Thomas Plagemann has joined Vivint Solar as executive vice president and head of capital markets, the company recently announced.

Vivint Solar secures $540m in financing for solar projects

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10/21/2013

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Solar raised $540 million in two rounds of financing for its residential solar projects, the company announced Oct. 18.

Vivint Solar gets new CEO

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09/05/2013

PROVO, Utah—Greg Butterfield has been named the new CEO of Vivint Solar, the residential solar integrator announced in a Sept. 5 news release.

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