Amazon Is Buying Mesh Router Company Eero
Tuesday February 12, 2019. 12:30 AM , from Slashdot
It sounds as though the Eero brand will live on after the acquisition -- at least in the near term. '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 more customers around the globe,' said Nick Weaver, Eero's co-founder and CEO. Amazon isn't saying much about its future plans for Eero; might we see an Alexa-enabled router? An Echo that doubles as a Wi-Fi access point sounds nice. The report notes that Amazon will now have 'more valuable data on consumers and advance Amazon's growing dominance of the smart home.' Last year, Amazon acquired smart doorbell and camera maker Ring and bought Blink in 2017.
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