Nest Labs buys smart home hub-maker Revolv

The high-end smart hub will be discontinued as its team joins forces with the high-profile smart thermostat.

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Nest Labs, the Google-owned company responsible for the popular Nest Learning Thermostat , has acquired Revolv , the company announced today. The move comes four months after a $555 million acquisition of Dropcam, and less than a year after being bought by Google for $3.2 billion.

Based out of Boulder, Colo., Revolv's hub is a networking device for smart gadgetry, and a would-be platform for the connected home. With multiple wireless radios built right in, Revolv aims to talk to every connected thing in your home, uniting it all within a single interface.

At least, it did. Nest tells us they plan on discontinuing Revolv, and folding the team behind it into the push to put its thermostat squarely at the center of the smart home. "Their experience connecting devices around the home will help us continue to grow Works with Nest and bring the conscious home to life," explains Matt Rogers, Nest's founder and Head of Engineering.

In addition to buying out Revolv, Nest announced a slew of new product integrations today, including the Pebble smartwatch , the Rachio Iro smart sprinkler system , Life360, and Ivee . With the "Works with Nest" initiative continuing to expand the learning thermostat's ecosystem, expect the Revolv team to be put to good use.