Employees at Nest had the weekend to cool off, following news of co-founder Tony Fadell’s abrupt departure on Friday. But questions still remained on Monday about Alphabet CEO Larry Page’s new marching orders for the company.
As Mr. Page ponders what to do with Nest, he has to balance two conflicting factors. Nest remains one of the most recognizable brands in the fast-growing Internet of Things, despite challenges it has faced. But Nest’s philosophy on hardware is fundamentally different than Google’s.