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Amazon's Roomba Acquisition and the Future of the Smart Home

What could the e-commerce giant want with the maker of a smart vacuum robot? It's something people are wondering about ever since Amazon announced its intent to acquire iRobot for $1.7 billion. The deal moves Amazon further into the smart home, but critics argue it gives the company maps of inside millions of personal residences. Here's what you need to know.

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Amazon's Roomba Acquisition and the Future of the Smart Home
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    Amazon to acquire Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

    Amazon to acquire Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

    Amazon is set to make another major acquisition. The Seattle tech giant said Friday it will scoop up iRobot, the Boston-area company known for its …

    Amazon bought the company that makes the Roomba. Antitrust researchers and data-privacy experts say it's 'the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company's history'

    Amazon bought the company that makes the Roomba. Antitrust researchers and data-privacy experts say it's 'the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company's history'

    After Amazon on Friday said it acquired iRobot, the company behind Roomba vacuums, data-privacy experts and antitrust researchers quickly raised alarm, saying the tech giant could use the purchase to vacuum up personal information from inside users' homes. Advanced Roomba vacuums have internal …

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