Roomba

Amazon’s iRobot Deal Would Give It Maps Inside Millions of Homes

After decades of creating war machines and home cleaning appliances, iRobot agreed to be acquired by Amazon for $1.7 billion, according to a joint statement by the two companies. If the deal goes through, it would give Amazon access to yet another wellspring of personal data: interior maps of Roomba owners’ homes.iRobot got its start …

Amazon’s iRobot Deal Would Give It Maps Inside Millions of Homes Read More »

Alexa! Start my Roomba: Amazon buys robot vacuum maker for $1.7 billion

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will acquire iRobot Corp (IRBT.O), maker of robotic vacuum cleaner Roomba, in an all-cash deal for about $1.7 billion, in the latest push by the world’s largest online retailer to expand its stable of smart home devices.Amazon will pay $61 per share, valuing iRobot at a premium of …

Alexa! Start my Roomba: Amazon buys robot vacuum maker for $1.7 billion Read More »