FOR THE LOVE OF PAKISTAN  - The world this day, and I turn to:

The present hosts and trustees of the World Students Society, *I and we*, have just about finished researching the Headline annotated companies:

Mobilink - Telenor - UFone - Warid.

RAMDHAN RIGORS :  Right with the word go, *BLESSINGS FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD*. All forgiven, all annihilated to the next level.

The World Students Society, the only organization on God's earth, that welcomes the illiterates, the great-grand mothers, mothers, brothers, children and all. Everybody.  All to join. All Join-up.

Now when I say, where the Hell are  all the students?  I mean to convey to you all,  EidGreetings, and my very best wishes.

And to suggest to you all, that Hard Work, and serving your own respective countries, is a  great reward in itself. Consider, working on the *Content*.

In the Alphabet portfolio, Nest is a leading entry  among the parent company's  ''other bets,''  its efforts to build business beyond Google's lucrative franchise in online  search and advertising.

Google's record with acquired hardware businesses, notably the Motorola deal, has not inspired confidence.

When the  Nest  thermostat was introduced in 2011, it was an innovative reimagining of a product category, much as the iPod was a reinvention of the MP3 music player and the iPhone was a new take on cellphone.

It was a stylish piece of hardware, a circle of brushed stainless steel- Reflective polymer, and crystal sharp color display.

Inside, the Nest thermostat houses sensors for detecting motion in the room and clever software to learn and adjust room temperatures, according to whether people are present or not, to curb electric bills.

Priced at $249, the Nest thermostat was far more expensive than traditional models. Rivals scoffed but later offered their own models. Honeywell, for example, now has a $249 model that resembles the Nest oval.

The pace of product introductions in the home necessarily will be more gradual, which critics often miss, Mr. Fadell said. A thermostat typically lasts 10 or 12 years

More is done with software, especially updates, sent over the Internet and wirelessly connected to Nest devices. Relying on Software,  of course, opens the door to software bugs.

In 2014, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered a recall of more than  400,000  Nest Project  smoke and gas detectors because a defect could cause users to turn them off unintentionally.

Nest halted sales for a while and fixed the problem by updating the software.

The software is what allows its devices to communicate with each other. The Nest project, for example, can detect a carbon monoxide leak and tell the Nest thermostat to turn off the furnace.

Mr. Fadell points to the  18,000  software developers working with Nest software,  12,000 retail stores that sell Nest devices and more than 100 utility companies, many of which offer consumer rebates to buy Nest thermostats, for their energy saving potential.

''We're not a product company,'' Mr. Fadell said. ''We're a product, services and software company.'' And, he added building up those networks, *takes a long, long time*.

It will be up to others to do that building now. Yet Mr.Fadell expresses no regrets. Selling to Google, he insists, was the right choice to give Nest the financial ballast it needs for the long term.

When Nest started, the technology giants were not in the smart home market. But now, Samsung has  SmartThings  software and devices. Apple hasHomeKit software, and Amazon has the Echo voice command device.

Nor does Mr. Fadell apologize for his management style. He described his strength as  ''holding people to a higher standard than they thought they could achieve and pushing them beyond what they thought they could achieve.''

Mr. Fadell said he had no immediate plans but he would spend more time looking at technology start-ups.

His current investments include Impossible Foods, which synthesizes beef without cattle; Airwave an operating system for Drones; Mousera, sensor technology to speed insights from preclinical drug trials on lab animals; and Phononic; semi-conductor based heating and cooling.

''I'm not a scientist,'' Mr. Fadell said. ''I'm looking for technology that is about to come out of the lab and has the potential to transform a business. I like to see these technologies raw''.

With respectful dedication to the Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all on !WOW!  -the World Students Society and !E-WOW! -the Ecosystem 2011:

''' Muzzling Mavericks '''


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