Productivity

Amazon sucks up Roomba for $1.7 billion

8 days ago   |   By Beta News

There are plenty of robot vacuum cleaners available to buy these days, but the best-known brand remains Roomba. I was lucky enough to test and review the first generation model Roomba vacuum cleaner in 2002 and I've been a big fan ever since. Today, retail giant Amazon announces that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Roomba creator iRobot. What will this mean for fans of its products? "We know that saving time matters, and chores take precious time that can be better spent doing something that customers love," said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices. "Over...
Read more ...

 

Amazon buys Roomba maker for $1.7 billion

Amazon buys Roomba maker for $1.7 billion

8 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / iRobot's Roomba j7+ robot vacuum.
Amazon just announced a blockbuster deal to buy the home robotics company iRobot for $1.7 billion. This is Amazon's fourth-largest acquisition ever, after the purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods in 2017 , the movie studio MGM in 2021 , and the medical provider One Medical last month .
iRobot is the world's leading consumer robotics company. The company mostly makes Roomba vacuum cleaners and robo-mops, and it's also trying to get a robo-mower product off the ground.
Amazon is no stranger to robots; it has an entire "Amazon Robotics" division...
Read more ...

 

Amazon acquiring Roomba makers for $1.7 billion in latest smart home push

Amazon acquiring Roomba makers for $1.7 billion in latest smart home push

8 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Amazon is making another acquisition to shake up the smart home industry and further expand its presence inside your home. The company announced on Friday that it is dropping $1.7 billion to acquire iRobot, the makers of the .
more...
Read more ...

 

Amazon Is Acquiring iRobot For $1.7 Billion

Amazon Is Acquiring iRobot For $1.7 Billion

8 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Today, iRobot announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement with Amazon, where it will acquire iRobot.
Amazon is going to be paying $61 per share for iRobot, or about $1.7 billion. That's about a 20% premium on where iRobot's stock price closed on Thursday.
“We know that saving time matters, and chores take precious time that can be better spent doing something that customers love,” said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices. “Over many years, the iRobot team has proven its ability to reinvent how people clean with products that are incredibly practical and inventive-from...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Productivity      Device      Devices      Amazon      Productivities      Article      IRobot      Robot vacuum cleaner      Roomba      Medicals      Deals      Medical      One      Industry      Deal      Tech      Smarts      Smart      News      Hardware      All News      Android News      Tech News  


Warning from China's largest foundry: consumer demand for smartphones is...

Warning from China's largest foundry: consumer demand for smartphones is softening

China's largest foundry is warning about slowing demand for chips as consumer electronics sales soften; TSMC had a similar comment last month. Read more ...

Elden Ring: How to Find the Four Belfries Location

Elden Ring: How to Find the Four Belfries Location

The Four Belfries in Elden Ring is a location that leads to three other places in the Lands Between, most notably the Chapel of Anticipation, the opening area of the game... Read more ...

Elden Ring: How to Get to the Lake of Rot

Elden Ring: How to Get to the Lake of Rot

The Lake of Rot is a horrible place, and you'll never want to return once you've been there. Thankfully, you only need to visit the wretched lake once, unless you leave some... Read more ...

Two Point Campus: How to Upgrade Courses with Course Points

Two Point Campus: How to Upgrade Courses with Course Points

Two Point Campus gives you a ton of different wacky options for curricula, from potions and wizarding to archaeology, cooking, and even clowning. Running these courses is the... Read more ...

Target might sell you a $270 Pixel 6 Pro; it already has for some

Target might sell you a $270 Pixel 6 Pro; it already has for some

Until the fall , the Pixel 6 Pro is still Google's flagship phone, but Target looks to already be aggressively discounting the device to $270, if you're lucky. more... Read more ...

Microsoft Office for iPad to Support Apple Pencil's Handwriting-to-Text Feature

Microsoft Office for iPad to Support Apple Pencil's Handwriting-to-Text Feature

Microsoft this week released a new beta version of its Office app for iPad with support for the Apple Pencil's handwriting-to-text feature Scribble. The feature allows you to... Read more ...

These are the most searched iPhone problems in the world

These are the most searched iPhone problems in the world

Apple's iPhone is consistently one of the most popular mobile devices on Earth. One recent report claims that Apple will order at least 90 million iPhone 14 units this fall... Read more ...

Apple releases video answering questions about switching to iPhone from Android

Apple releases video answering questions about switching to iPhone from Android

With the iPhone 14 series just about six weeks away from being unveiled, Apple has released a video explaining how easy it is for Android users to switch. Read more ...

Why the cellphone camera has become the latest tool for thieves

Why the cellphone camera has become the latest tool for thieves

A cellphone camera has become the latest tool used by thieves looking for valuable items that they can steal from a car and quickly convert to cash. Read more ...

TGP 569 How to connect remotely to your computer

Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show 569 hosted by Don Baine. Chrome Remote Desktop. The easy way to remotely connect with your home or work computer, or share your screen with... Read more ...