Amazon to buy Roomba-maker iRobot in US$1.7 billion deal

Amazon has agreed a deal to buy iRobot for US$61 per share along with acquiring the company’s debt, subject to approval of shareholders and regulators. – EPA pic, August 6, 2022.

AMAZON yesterday announced a US$1.7 (RM7.6) billion deal to buy the maker of robotic vacuum Roomba in a merger that would play into the tech giant’s artificial intelligence and smart home ambitions.

US-based iRobot is a global company that builds robots and “intelligent home” innovations, having introduced Roomba self-operating vacuums a decade ago, Amazon said in a release.

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