Summary:

Big money and big policy made headlines this week. On this podcast we talk Google buying Nest, the FCC and net neutrality and bringing back Cray.

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The new year has barely begun, but it’s starting with a bang, and we talk about it all on the Gigaom Show. First, Google bought connected thermostat company Nest for $3.2 billion, generating waves of concern over privacy and robots. Then, a court ruling struck down the notion that ISPs have to play fair with their pipes, thereby possibly ruining the internet for everyone. Though that news is most definitely bleak, we end on a fun note, the quest to rebuild a miniature, working Cray supercomputer.

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SHOW NOTES:
Host: Chris Albrecht
Guests: Stacey Higginbotham, Jeff Roberts, Signe Brewster

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Court strikes down FCC’s net neutrality rules, agency may appeal

When Google closes the Nest deal, privacy issues for the internet of things will hit the big time

The search for the lost Cray supercomputer OS

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