Amazon acquires iRobot in US$1.7 billion deal

Amazon has announced a US$1.7 billion deal to buy Roomba vacuum maker iRobot. iRobot was one of the early pioneers in smart home technology, and has been producing automated robot vacuums since 2002. It launched an AI-powered OS earlier this year, which offers a range of additional software features to differentiate it from its competition. […]