Nest really is completely into this whole "home automation" thing, isn't it? The guys who put out the first smart thermostat and smoke detector have just entered into an agreement to buy Dropcam for $555 million monies. Oh, and in case you've forgotten, Google owns Nest. So, technically, Google is buying Dropcam. That's pretty sweet.


According to Nest's post on the acquisition, they'll begin working together to "reinvent product that will help shape the future of the conscious home and bring our shared vision to more and more people around the world," which sounds pretty exciting.

Current Dropcam and/or Nest customers need not worry about immediate changes, as the deal has to close before anything major happens. And even after that, I wouldn't expect a whole lot of things to change on either front – at least with the current product lineup.

For now, let's just look forward to what Google, Nest, and Dropcam will be able to do once combined into one big, happy family.