The story behind Nest’s gamble on nicely being tech

Considered one of many cell nicely being apps Senosis was rising sooner than it was acquired by Google-owned smart machine maker Nest. (GeekWire Image / Todd Bishop)

Ultimate 12 months, Google quietly acquired a digital nicely being startup spun out of the School of Washington — nonetheless, better than a 12 months after the deal occurred, GeekWire uncovered new information that reveals it in a completely utterly totally different delicate.

GeekWire reporters discovered that it was actually Nest, the Google-owned smart dwelling machine maker, that acquired Senosis Effectively being. The company was rising cell digital nicely being apps, lending an attention-grabbing particular method to Nest’s rumored nicely being ambitions. We share the behind-the-scenes story of how we uncovered the model new information, and what it could all indicate for buyers, on the latest episode of the GeekWire podcast.

Plus, we discuss Jeff Bezos’ plan to offer away $2 billion to kind out homelessness and early childhood coaching in an initiative known as the Day 1 Fund, and focus on what it could indicate for the Amazon founder’s private future.

We moreover share an inside glimpse of the upcoming GeekWire Summit, our biggest event of the 12 months, which takes place Oct. 2 and three.

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