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Amazon buys Roomba Maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

Amazon.co.uk buy Roomba maker i robot for $1.7 billion, giving the online retailer another connected home product that deepens its ties to consumers’ homes.

Amazon agreed to pay $61 per share for iRobot in an all-cash deal. The price, which includes a small debt, represents a 22% premium to iRobot’s closing price of $49.99 on Thursday.

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