Already prior to graduation, he was CEO of Constructive Instruments and he has been closely related to the invention of the Ipod. He is also known as having filed over 300 patents.
Internet-connected thermostats are programmed to save energy. They can detect whether someone is at home and automatically decrease the temperature when no one is indoors. In September 2013 this technology already offered energy savings of1 billion kWh.
In 2014 Nest Labs was taken over by Google for $US 3.2 billion.