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BLOG: Apple's Phil Schiller took to Twitter and unfollowed both Nest Labs and Tony Fadell

Yoni Heisler | Jan. 20, 2014
Following Google's acquisition of Nest Labs, Apple marketing executive Phil Schiller unfollowed both Nest Labs and Tony Fadell

As you likely heard, Google last week acquired Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Nest Labs, of course, is the company co-founded by Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, both two Apple alums who helped work on the original iPhone. Fadell in particular is known to Apple fans as he helped spearhead the iPod revolution where he would eventually rise to become a full fledged Apple executive.

The Google acquisition of Nest is notable for a number of reasons, one of which is that Nest's products, on account of their simplicity, were such that they seemingly came from Apple. What's more, with a reported 2/3 of Nest's employees being former Apple empoyees, we now have a situation where over one hundred former Apple folks now find themselves working for Google.

In light of the acquisition, many wondered if Apple would continue to sell Nest produts in its online store. As of today, that answer is yes. But one thing that did change is that Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has since unfollowed (on Twitter) both Nest Labs and his old budy Tony Fadell.

The news comes courtesy of 9to5Mac which did some Twitter sleuthing and reported the news on Saturday.

This of course isn't the first time we've seen Schiller unfollow someone, seemingy out of spite for Google. You might recall that he also unfollowed Instagram once the app became available for Android.

Source: Network World

 

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