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Well, it’s happened. There was earlier talk of Dropcam getting scooped up and now it’s happened. Google-owned Nest has just acquired Wi-Fi video streaming camera company Dropcam for $555 million, making it part of the family. A blog post on the Nest website alleviates any concerns over ads being integrated into products from Dropcam:

“Once the deal closes, we’ll incorporate Dropcam into how we do business at Nest. That includes how we handle everything from customer support to customer privacy. Like Nest customer data, Dropcam will come under Nest’s privacy policy, which explains that data won’t be shared with anyone (including Google) without a customer’s permission. Nest has a paid-for business model and ads are not part of our strategy. In acquiring Dropcam, we’ll apply that same policy to Dropcam too.”

Google and Nest buy Dropcam for $555 million | Android Central.

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