News

Google Removes Nest's CEO To Sideline It With Home Product Team

Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz will work as an Executive advisor for Google.

Nest CEO

Nest, the internet-operated thermostat company owned by Google is again in the news for a change in its leadership. Google removed Marwan Fawaz from the role of Nest’s CEO and folded the company with its home product’s team. Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion back in 2014, and the company was considered as the flagship standalone business owned by the tech giant. The decision came as the strategic move from the company for integrating Nest into the Google’s home product business.

However, this is nothing new for Nest, after two years of acquisition Google asked Tony Fadell, founding CEO of Nest to leave the company. According to the reports, the reason behind the decision was Fadell’s management behavior and not so good track record with product shipping. In 2016, Fawaz took over the CEO position after Fadell left and now, just after two years Nest CEO position is again empty.

The news was first spotted by CNET who mentioned that an anonymous Nest executive had raised question over Fawaz leadership. Google received complaints against the Marwan Fawaz citing that he is more of an 'operation manager’ than a leader. However, later Rick Osterloh, Google's SVP of hardware issued a statement, “Marwan Fawaz is a strong CEO with a track record of operational excellence which led the integration planning efforts and was responsible for determining our organizational strategy. 

Marwan has done a remarkable job driving revenue growth, improving product quality, expanding the product portfolio and user satisfaction at Nest.” Osterloh also denied any report about the complaints or question on Fawaz leadership. Moreover, Osterloh also announced that Fawaz will continue to work for Google’s hardware business as an Executive Advisor.

Initially, Nest was operated as a standalone company under the ownership of Alphabet Inch. Six months ago, the company was shifted under the ownership of Google, and now it is lined up with the Google’s home products. On this Rishi Chandra, vice president of product management and general manager of Google home products said, “This is the natural evolution, we thought, let's connect these things and build experiences that we really couldn't do before."

You may also like:

Google Pay: A Prominent Way to Pay
Let Google Assistant To Manage Your Day
Google Is Bringing 'Morse code' To Its Platform

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By
Tanya Editor In Chief

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

News

Reddit’s ‘Change My View’ Moved To The Next Level With Their Website

2 min read  

Reddit is known for a ton of social media communities and forums which invite people to participate in a discussion for the purpose of greater understanding of all the people participating in that discussion.One of the most famous of those forums is “ChangeMyView,” popularly known as

News

Instagram May Allow You To Post Hour Long Videos

4 min read  

If the reports are to be believed, Instagram is planning to introduce hour-long videos in its app. The new feature is considered to compete with YouTube and Snapchat’s Discover feature. Instagram will offer dedicated space for catering scripted shows, music videos, and more. The videos will be

News

What does Bill Gates Say About Artificial Intelligence 'AI' Technology or Apps?

4 min read  

Some tech goliaths and business tycoons having a more optimistic approach towards AI technology than others.  The richest person in the world and co-founder of Microsoft ‘Bill Gates’ said AI is on the verge of making our lives more productive and creative.On the other hand,

News

Google Rolls Out AI-driven 'Google News' App For iPhone And iPad

4 min read  

One of the major highlights of Google’s annual I/O developer conference was AI-powered “Google News” application. The new move has put the Google News in direct line of fire with Apple news app. Google has rightly analyzed the need for every user and features like this will be more

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES
  • BOTH