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Amazon hoovers up Roomba-maker iRobot in $1.7 billion all-cash deal

Amazon hoovers up Roomba-maker iRobot in $1.7 billion all-cash deal

Comment on this story Comment Amazon devices are listening, watching and will soon be cleaning up after you. The e-commerce giant will acquire iRobot — best known for its robotic vacuum Roomba — under a $1.7 billion all-cash deal, the latest step in its push into the home. From fitness wearables to streaming devices to …

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The iRobot Deal Would Give Amazon Maps Inside Millions of Homes

The iRobot Deal Would Give Amazon 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 …

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