updated 12:45 pm EST, Mon January 20, 2014
Executive promises transparency
"At this point, there are no changes," the executive said, as quoted by The Next Web. "The data that we collect is all about our products and improving them."
Credited with helping pioneer the iPod during his time at Apple, Fadell will effectively maintain his position as head of the Nest unit under Google ownership. The executive noted that various discussions with Google took months or years, suggesting the search giant took an early interest in Nest after it was founded in 2010 and brought its connected thermostat to the market in 2011.
"The amount of things that I learned from [Larry Page and other Google executives], personally, in the same meetings that they learned from me, personally...the two way interchange of what was for me intellectual happiness and the stimulation of being able to go back and forth, and really create a new world together--and in a different way than either of us had imagined--that was personally exciting to me," Fadell added.
Google agreed to pay $3.2 billion in cash for Nest, pending finalization of the takeover deal.