We didn't acquire anything to do with the Agent Watch. I was also disappointed that it never shipped, as I had a personal interest in it; when it was announced, I was still at Xamarin, and I did some work to get it working with Xamarin stuff. That's actually how Monkey.Robotics started. I even did talks on it.
Chris doesn't have any relationship or involvement in Wilderness Labs. I always really loved the Netduino. I got my start in microcontrollers with the BS2 stamp from parallax and then Arduino, and when Netduino came out, I fell in love with it. After the watch meltdown happened at Secret Labs, Chris and I were catching up, and he off-handedly mentioned that they were going to have to sell it (Netduino) off, which was the genesis of the idea around Wilderness Labs.
I had an idea for a connected things platform and acquiring Netduino served two functions, firstly, it meant that it didn't disappear to the rubbish bin of tech history, when there was still a lot of love (and demand) for it. And two, it serves as a natural path forward for what we're up to.
My hope with Netduino is that it truly becomes a community owned and supported platform. To that end, we've open sourced everything that we've done around it, and already the community has stepped up to help out. While a lot of folks got burned on the Agent Watch kickstarter, I think that the goodwill here is evident, and that it's obvious we have nothing to do with it, or Secret Labs, other than acquiring the Netduino brand from them.