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Nest Labs to Introduce Partner Developer Program

Nest Labs, makers of the Nest smart thermostat, announced on Wednesday that it plans to introduce a Web application programming interface in 2014, ultimately giving outside companies and app makers the chance to integrate with Nest’s products in new (and mostly unforeseen) ways. Nest’s first partner, home-automation company Control4, is a natural fit. Expect the open call for partners to begin early next year.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work