Why Amazon Wants To Sell Vacuum Cleaners

forbes.com It was recently announced that Amazon.com would be acquiring iRobot, the maker of the Roomba vacuum cleaner. There are still some “hoops” to jump through, such as shareholder and regulatory approval, but the deal...

iRobot's poop-avoiding Roomba j7 vacuum is on sale for $200 off today

theverge.com Great news, folks! Wellbots is currently taking up to $200 off cat Ubers — err, robot vacuums. OK, it may not be the most exciting news of the week, but most people would agree that there is nothing remotely fun...

The Roomba's Unpredictable, Oddly Mesmerizing Path to Amazon

wsj.com How a robot born as a $10,000 prototype found its way into the middle of a $1.7 billion deal.

Did Amazon Buy iRobot To Map Inside Your Home?

zerohedge.com Did Amazon Buy iRobot To Map Inside Your Home? Amazon.com Inc.'s $1.7 billion acquisition of robot vacuum cleaner company iRobot Corp. is a move by the megacorporation to use Roombas to map the interior...

Amazon's buyout of Roomba will allow it to get detailed layout plans and power ALL smart devices

dailymail.co.uk As part of Amazon's $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot, it will be in control of the company's new Robot OS, giving the company detailed maps of users' homes. Those maps could be used to gather even more data about...

Amazon's buyout of Roomba will allow it to get detailed layout plans and power ALL smart devices

dailymail.co.uk As part of Amazon's $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot, it will be in control of the company's new Robot OS, giving the company detailed maps of users' homes. Those maps could be used to gather even more data about...

Amazon buying Roomba is 'most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company's history'

businessinsider.com Amazon on Friday announced it acquired iRobot, the company that makes Roomba vacuums. The deal prompted immediate concerns from data privacy experts and anti-trust researchers. "Don't buy a Rooma to have a little...

Amazon buying Roomba is 'most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company's history'

businessinsider.com Amazon on Friday announced it acquired iRobot, the company that makes Roomba vacuums. The deal prompted immediate concerns from data privacy experts and anti-trust researchers. "Don't buy a Rooma to have a little...

Amazon Roomba acquisition 'most dangerous' in company history: expert

businessinsider.com Amazon on Friday announced it acquired iRobot, the company that makes Roomba vacuums. The deal prompted immediate concerns from data privacy experts and anti-trust researchers. "Don't buy a Rooma to have a little...

Amazon buys Roomba’s maker, Bolt vanishes, and YC slims down

techcrunch.com Bolt Mobility, an on-demand bike/scooter rental company co-founded by Usain Bolt, kinda just…vanished. “The departure has been abrupt,” writes Rebecca, “leaving cities with abandoned equipment, unanswered calls and...

Amazon buys Roomba’s maker, Bolt vanishes, and YC slims down

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Amazon to buy Roomba maker for $1.7 billion

theweek.com Amazon will buy Roomba maker iRobot for $61 a share, or $1.7 billion in total, the companies announced Friday. According to Reuters, "iRobot's stock rose 19% [on] Friday trading to $59.66," still less than half of...

Why Amazon is acquiring Roomba

yahoo.com The e-commerce and smart home giant announced Friday that it is purchasing Roomba maker iRobot (IRBT) for $1.7 billion. Amazon’s Alexa-powered empire is about to get a lot larger. The e- commerce and smartHome giant...

Thread] via iRobot, Amazon, one of the most powerful data collection companies on earth, will get another vast and intrusive set of data about people's homes

twitter.com 1. Hello. Amazon today announced it would pay $1.7 billion to acquire iRobot, the company behind the Roomba robotic vacuum. It may be the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company's history. A thread. ...

Why Amazon is acquiring Roomba

yahoo.com The e-commerce and smart home giant announced Friday that it is purchasing Roomba maker iRobot (IRBT) for $1.7 billion. Amazon’s Alexa-powered empire is about to get a lot larger. The e- commerce and smartHome giant...