• Another fine mesh

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Amazon's acquisition of mesh router company Eero is a smart play that adds a number of cards to its hand in the rapidly evolving smart home market. Why shouldn't every router be an Echo, and every Echo be a router? Consolidating the two makes for powerful synergies and significant leverage against stubborn competition.
    It's no secret that Amazon wants to be in every room of the house - and on the front door to boot. It bought connected camera and doorbell companies Blink and Ring , and of course at its events it has introduced countless new devices from connected plugs to microwaves.
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  • Amazon acquires Wi-Fi startup Eero, furthering smart home ambitions

    Amazon acquires Wi-Fi startup Eero, furthering smart home ambitions

    2 monthes ago - By Inman

    Presumably, Amazon could also use the Eero acquisition to keep tabs on the web browsing habits of all customers who use the router system as well...
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  • Atlanta-based IDology being acquired by U.K.'s GBG for $300M

    Atlanta-based IDology being acquired by U.K.'s GBG for $300M

    2 monthes ago - By Biz Journals

    Atlanta-based identification verification firm IDology is being bought by the United Kingdom's GB Group plc for $300 million in cash, the companies announced Monday.
    Founded in 2003, IDology provides digital identity verification and authentication services that fight fraud. GBG provides similar identity data services that help organisations quickly validate and verify the identity and location of their customers. GB Group generated $154 million in revenue in 2018, and has more than 800 employees.
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  • Move Over Echo, Amazon to Acquire Alexa-Compatible Wi-Fi Mesh Router Company Eero

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Amazon is acquiring home Wi-Fi network startup Eero , the two companies announced on Monday. San Francisco-based Eero was founded in 2014, emerging as one of several popular home mesh network solutions for consumers desperate for total wireless internet coverage in their homes , regardless of the space and layout.
    We've got some big news. By joining the Amazon family, we're excited to learn from and work closely with a team that is defining the future of the home, accelerate our mission, and bring eero systems to customers around the globe.
    - eero February 11, 2019
    The announcement makes...
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  • Amazon is acquiring Wi-Fi router company Eero, which helps blanket your entire home with a strong wireless-internet signal

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    Reuters
    Amazon is acquiring Eero, the pioneering Wi-Fi router company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
    Eero makes "mesh" Wi-Fi routers, which help blanket even the largest spaces with a strong wireless-internet signal.
    It's Amazon's latest big-ticket smart-home acquisition, following home-security companies Blink and Ring.
    Eero continues to face strong competition from the likes of Netgear, Linksys, and even Google.
    Amazon is acquiring the home "mesh" Wi-Fi router company Eero, the companies announced in a press release on Monday.
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  • Eero had grand smart home aspirations. Now Amazon owns them all

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The popular mesh router maker will now fuel Amazon's smart home plans instead.
    Amazon says it's buying Eero, a maker of popular mesh Wi-Fi routers, for an undisclosed sum.
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  • Amazon is buying home mesh router startup, Eero

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Amazon is about to expand its smart home offerings in a big way. The company just announced its intention to acquire Bay Area-based home mesh router startup, Eero. It's a pretty clear fit for the online retailer as it pushes to make Alexa feature in the connected home.
    The move also makes sense for five-year-old Eero, which, in spite of being early to the home mesh router game and pulling in some high profile investors, has struggled. This time last year, the company laid off 30 employees - roughly one-fifth of its work force.
    Amazon's certainly got the deep pockets, and the addition of...
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  • Amazon is acquiring WiFi router company Eero

    Amazon is acquiring WiFi router company Eero

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon is acquiring the home mesh wi-fi router company Eero, the companies announced in a press release Monday .
    Eero was last valued at $215 million in a Series D in 2017, according to PitchBook. It's backed by venture capital firms including Qualcomm and Shasta Ventures The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
    “We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work,” said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services, said in a statement. “We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even...
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