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Nest Says Customer Data From Devices Will Only Be Used For Nest Products And Services

Nest says that it’s not going to just hand over its customer data to Google willy-nilly post-acquisition – in a blog post sent to TechCrunch penned by Nest founder Tony Fadell, a question and answer section at the end contains the following:<p>Will Nest customer data be shared with Google?Our privacy …

Nest Co-founder Matt Rogers: My Friends Told Me I Was Crazy To Leave Apple To Start Nest

Rogers is the co-founder of Nest along with Tony Fadell. Fadell is known for being the guy who designed the iPod. Rogers was also working on the iPod before founding Nest. He designed the software that ran it. Rogers was also one of the first engineers on the original iPhone, and worked on the …

Kickstarter Success Could Lie in Your Words

Everyone who creates a Kickstarter page wants to do everything possible to succeed. But your choice of words could play a bigger role in a project's …

New Study Details Who Is Using Social Media and When

When building a company, an entrepreneur knows one of the first questions he or she is going to be asked is "Who is your customer?" Social media can help get the word out, but how do you know where your audience is going to be?<p>Well, the Pew Research Center may be able to shed some light. Under its …

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is often a crucial first step to getting your start-up off the ground. But a plan riddled with errors? It can sink you.

DataViva

Brazil's largest platform for social and economic data search.<br>Totally open and free.<p>DataViva is a research tool that provides official data about …

Smart lighting may be even smarter than you think

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Most folks probably think that paying $600 to $900 per lighting fixture is overkill. I mean, it would take forever to get …

Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>March 2012<p>One of the more surprising things I've noticed while working on Y Combinator is how …

Personal Finance Startup BillGuard Adds Analytics And Smart Savings Features To Its iPhone App

Personal finance startup BillGuard is launching an update to its iPhone app that will not only help users defend against fraudulent charges on their credit cards, but could also lead them to be more proactive with their money. The addition of new Spending Analytics and Smart Saving features will …

British Airways' digital billboard identifies planes as they pass overhead (video)

We're no stranger to digital billboards -- Engadget made its own big-screen debut in Times Square back in 2011 -- but British Airways' latest endeavor is unlike any we've seen before. According to <i>The Drum</i>, the new advertisement, installed front and center at London's Piccadilly Circus, uses …

The Indicator: Kickstarting Architecture's Virtual Future

And secrets they must be because Kemp’s little company, Digital Physical, has kept under the radar, housed away in some nondescript loft space in Los …

Top 10 Apps for Architects

Following our readers poll last year, here's an updated list of what we think are the best ten apps for architects. From condensed versions of large …

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

A material called Zeoform can be made from plants or recycling, but can be used just like plastic.<p>Plastic was once a miracle invention, but these days the wonder is wearing thin. Mounting pollution, the fact that plastic has an association with toxic substances, and its fossil fuel roots are just …

Why I Left the Architecture Profession

<i>In the following article, which originally appeared on Medium as "What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don't," Christine Outram, bemoans that</i> …

5 Simple Ways to Stand Out Among Your Business Competitors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Who would have thought that entrepreneurship could be learned through your dating life? That's been the story of my life, as founder of a social strategy consultancy, where we help people improve their social skills to enhance their …

Dynamic Duos: Burberry’s Angela Ahrendts And Christopher Bailey On Trust, Soul

No design-driven brand has done a better job of blending rich heritage with digital smarts and cutting-edge storytelling than the 157-year-old British fashion house.<p><b>Angela Ahrendts,</b> <i>CEO</i> <b><br>Christopher Bailey,</b> <i>Chief Creative Officer</i><p><b>Bailey:</b> We have this odd thing where sometimes we have completely separate …

How to Finance a Startup Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve got an awesome idea, a slick name in mind and the garage space to start your dream business -- but not the cash. I'm not surprised.<p>Financing a small business -- especially a startup -- is an uphill battle in a crowded field. In the …

Urban Compass, A 5-Month-Old Startup Worth $150 Million, Will Help New Yorkers Buy — As Well As Rent — Homes

Ori Allon's young startup, Urban Compass, has found early traction helping New Yorkers rent apartments. Soon, Urban Compass will help them buy apartments too.<p>Urban Compass will also be launching Urban Compass Network, a city guide to help people adjust after a move, in the next few months.<p>Urban …

Eyetracking And The Neuroscience Of Good Web Design

Companies like Google, eBay, and Barnes & Noble are all integrating neuroscience discoveries into their web design. Here’s how.<p>Fabian Stelzer, EyeQuant‘s CEO, believes there’s a science to how we view the Web. Whether on desktops or on mobile, whether we’re male or female, young or old, our eyes …

Inside 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki’s $99 DNA Revolution

The $126 million genetic-testing company can tell you how to live smarter, better, and longer. It can also tell you what might kill you.<p>There’s a lot you can do for your child with 99 dollars.<p>You can purchase 14 gallons of organic milk or 396 lollipops. You can give her 33 rides on the Ferris wheel …

Beijing Design Week sees architects launch 'micro-interventions' in one of the capital's oldest neighbourhoods. But are their good intentions having the right effect?<p>A plastic fan whirrs above a mountain of tripe, keeping hungry flies away, while pancakes sizzle on a hotplate across the street. A …

10 Ways to Promote Yourself to Entrepreneurial Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many entrepreneurs I know still believe that their great idea will carry their startup. Yet most investors agree that the "idea" is worth nothing alone, and it's the entrepreneur's execution that counts. That means that selling …

The Godfather of Apple Design Spots 4 Looming Tech Trends

Before there was Jony Ive, there was Hartmut Esslinger. The founder of the influential design consultancy Frog started working with Apple in 1982, …

6 Headaches That Nest’s Smoke Detector Finally Cures

Tony Fadell, CEO of Nest, aims to do for the smoke detector what he did for the lowly thermostat: Turn it into a home gadget everyone covets. Here’s a rundown of Protect’s cleverest fixes.<p>Last summer, as Tony Fadell was diving deeper and deeper into his next big skunkworks project, the iPod …

The Winners Of Our 2013 Innovation By Design Awards

1,200 submissions. 54 finalists. 9 winners. It all came down to one night.<p>Winning isn’t everything, but it’s certainly a perk. Today, <i>Fast Company</i> threw its first-ever Innovation By Design Conference, held in downtown New York. It culminated this evening at the Innovation By Design Awards …

Report: Nest will make a smoke detector

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>After rethinking the thermostat, connected home goods company Nest will be tackling another essential home appliance: the …

Creative People Say No

A Hungarian psychology professor once wrote to famous creators asking them to be interviewed for a book he was writing. One of the most interesting …

Creativity

Fitness trackers for a healthier you

Feeling great is a very good look.<p>What do you want to do? Lose weight? Have more energy? How about just feel better? Motivation is the first step—the …