Friday, May 30, 2014
Report: Vivint Wiped From Google After Nest Buy
A report, published last night, says that Utah's Vivint--the big, Blackstone-owned home energy services and technology developer, was completely wiped off the face of Google--shortly after Google acquired Vivint smart thermometer competitor Nest. The report, from PandoDaily, said the delisting demonstrates the "massive anti-competitive sledgehammer" that Google has at its disposal. Google, for its part, said it removed Vivint because of spammy guest posts, not because of any competitive reasons.