By ending the Works With Nest program so abruptly, Google is alienating both consumers and smart-home companies. Update: No longer!
One analyst is urging Alphabet to give away $3 billion worth of Google Home Minis to close the gap with Amazon. It won’t work.
After Facebook's assorted mess-ups with user data, Microsoft's AI and privacy stances appear refreshing.
A bevy of new partnerships and devices with Google Assistant will give Amazon's Alexa some serious competition.
By integrating a smart home hub into its Echo Plus, Amazon is making it a lot easier to control -- and sell -- other devices controlled by Alexa.
Ease of use, combined with excellent interoperability with other gadgets, makes Amazon's Echo the most likely candidate to popularize smart home tech.