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 start building robots for the US military, but 20 years ago added ...

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