Amazon buys eero: What does it mean for the price of Wi-Fi routers?

Amazon sure does love surprises. The original Echo came as a bolt out of the blue and even after the business was well established, the company just last September saw fit to unveil literally dozens of new Alexa products and features to an unsuspecting world. Last night’s announcement that Amazon intends to acquire the Eero mesh routing company was another surprise, but the out-of-nowhere nature of it shouldn’t have surprised anybody. That’s how Amazon does things. Amazon’s stated reason for buying Eero is about what you’d expect: “We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we’re committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers,” wrote SVP Dave Limp in the press release. Wi-Fi is crappy in most... Continue reading…

Amazon buys eero: What does it mean for the price of Wi-Fi routers?

Eero was the first company of note to solve Wi-Fi issues at home through what is known as "mesh" technology. On Monday came word that Amazon and eero will be meshing together, with the news ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Amazon buys eero: What does it mean for the price of Wi-Fi routers?, Mon 11 Feb 19 from USA today

From Echo to Ring doorbell and Fire TV, are you comfortable Amazon with controlling your smart home?

Amazon missed smartphones, but it is making up for it with the Eero, Echo, Ring doorbell, Fire TV and much much more.        

Sat 16 Feb 19 from USA today

Amazon Acquires Mesh Routing Company Eero, Which Has Privacy Hawks Worried

Eero might not be a household name, but it is one of the companies credited with sparking the rise of mesh router systems. Amazon has clearly seen the potential in the hardware/software that ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from HotHardware

Amazon buys Eero: What does it mean for your privacy?

In case you hadn’t seen, Amazon is buying router maker Eero. And in case you hadn’t heard, people are pretty angry. Deluged in a swarm of angry tweets and social media posts, many ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

Why Amazon buying Eero feels so disappointing

Amazon sure does love surprises. The original Echo came as a bolt out of the blue and even after the business was well established, the company just last September saw fit to unveil ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from The Verge

Amazon acquires Eero, maker of mesh Wi-Fi routers

Eero's routers could help Amazon connect its various Echo and Alexa devices.

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

Amazon agrees to acquire mesh Wi-Fi company Eero

After being founded in 2014, Eero became one of the first companies to specialize in mesh router setups. It offers systems with multiple access points that can blanket a home with a single, ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Techspot

Amazon looked to the past to build the future

Over the last 20 years, smart home gadgets have evolved from fantasy to commodity. Walk into Best Buy and there are dozens of products that take just a few minutes to set up. It’s wonderful. ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

Another fine mesh

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 ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

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