Tony Fadell, Founder Of Nest Labs Jessica Harris talks to Tony Fadell, founder of Nest Labs, which focuses on helping to create the next-generation home by making energy-saving smart digital assistants. Harris also speaks with Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber, a re-imagined car service that consumers access via cellphone apps.
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Tony Fadell, Founder Of Nest Labs

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Tony Fadell, Founder Of Nest Labs

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Tony Fadell, Founder Of Nest Labs

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Nest Labs is focused on helping to create the next-generation home by making energy-saving smart digital assistants. Tony calls Nest's first product, the Nest Learning Thermostat, "a smartphone in disguise." Prior to launching Nest, Tony worked at Apple where he led the team that developed the iPod and iPhone. He was a special advisor to Steve Jobs until late 2009.

Tony speaks with Jessica about his leadership role at Apple, and his vision for Nest, from scratch.