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    Google rises on acquisition of Nest Labs

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Shares of Google Inc. rose in the extended session Monday after the search giant said it was buying home automation company Nest Labs Inc. for $3.2 billion.

    Google /quotes/zigman/93888/delayed/quotes/nls/goog GOOG +0.62% shares rose 0.5% to $1,129 in light volume following the announcement. Nest was co-founded by former Apple Inc. /quotes/zigman/68270/delayed/quotes/nls/aapl AAPL +0.11% engineers Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers in 2010. Starting with a smart thermostat for home use, the company has since branched out into smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. At Apple, Fadell led the team that designed the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone.

    The move is seen by analysts as a deeper push into the emerging “Internet of Everything” market.

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    Nautilus Inc. /quotes/zigman/305721/delayed/quotes/nls/nls NLS +9.43% shares rallied 10% to $9.10 in moderate trading after the fitness equipment maker’s forecast for the fourth-quarter and year exceeded Wall Street estimates.