• Amazon to buy Roomba-maker IRobot for $1.65 billion

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    By Matt Day | Bloomberg
    Amazon.com Inc. said it would buy IRobot Corp., maker of the Roomba vacuum, for $1.65 billion as the e-commerce giant continues its push into internet-connected home devices and robotics.
    Amazon will pay $61 a share in cash for the Bedford, Massachusetts-based company, according to a statement on Friday. The offer, valued at $1.7 billion including debt, represents a premium of 22% based on iRobot's last closing price before the announcement. Colin Angle will remain as chief executive officer of IRobot.
    The deal arrives just two weeks after Amazon said it was buying...
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