Microsoft recently announced GLAS, a Cortana powered smart thermostat. With the success or Google's Nest and Ecobee, it’s not surprising that Microsoft would push to keep up with their competitors in the smart thermostat market.
Is Microsoft joining the battle of home assistants between Google and Amazon? According to Windows Central, Microsoft is building an assistant likely to compete with Google Home and Amazon Echo.
There's no need to introduce Withings. The French company in consumer digital health electronics was founded in 2008 and is well known for its award-wining products. Nokia announced this week that they are acquiring the firm for $191 million.