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Nest Labs discovers flaw, pulls out Protect smoke alarm

Friday 4 April 2014 | 09:25 CET | News
Smart home device maker Nest Labs has stopped selling its Protect smoke alarm following the discovery of a safety flaw, the Financial Times reported. The device maker was acquired by Google in January for USD 3.2 billion. Fixing the issue will require software updates for a domestic appliance that, until Nest's attempt to reinvent it, typically operated for years without needing any more maintenance than a battery change. The incident highlights a challenge for companies operating in the emerging "internet of things" market, namely that adding internet smarts to a simple device can create

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