Nest, the smart home brand owned by Google parent company Alphabet, purchased DIY security camera company Dropcam for $555 million in June 2014. Following the purchase, Dropcam co-founders Greg Duffy and Aamir Virani took positions at Nest to continue working on cameras.
Duffy left Nest in February 2015 and briefly joined Google as an "Entrepreneur in Residence." Now, a report claims he's accepted a position at Apple, although specific details haven't been disclosed.
Dropcam was one of the first startups to make home security widely accessible through a straightforward mobile app where customers could watch live video streams and receive alerts. Its cameras, too, were easy to install and smartly designed. Today's Nest Cam ($148 at Amazon) Indoor took a lot of its inspiration from Dropcam's final product, the Dropcam Pro ($550 at Amazon Marketplace).
While the Dropcam Pro is no longer manufactured and sold, its immediate successor, the Nest Cam Indoor, continues to be one of our top picks for DIY home security cameras.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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