Nest Backtracks on Revolv After Backlash

Nest's decision to down Revolv devices next month didn't get the company a great deal of positive publicity yesterday. In fact it would probably be fair to say the way the news was presented and publicised put the company's problems right into the spotlight.

The harsh glare of public opinion certainly gave Nest cause to revisit that decision and today comes news that Revolv owners may get compensated for the loss of their service.

That's good news for customers, although whether that will be sufficient to restore some of Nest's damaged band remains to be seen.

The longer, industry-wide impact on the automation industry and the wider IoT marketplace will take some time to shakeout, but following on so closely from Philips similar mess with Hue, the need for open, standards driven connectivity couldn't be more obvious.