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March 12, 2019

Mesh WiFi startup Eero is now officially part of Amazon

Amazon has officially acquired Eero, the three-year old mesh WiFi startup based in San Francisco. Like other mesh WiFi systems, Eero’s routers can be placed throughout the home, allowing users to avoid the “dead zones” that can occur when relying on…
 
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February 12, 2019

Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero

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1. Amazon is buying home mesh router startup, Eero

It’s a pretty clear fit for Amazon as it pushes to make Alexa a 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.

If you’re an Eero owner wondering how this affects your privacy, read this.

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February 12, 2019

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 have taken to reading tealeaves to try to understand what the acquisition means for ordinary privacy-minded folks like you and me. Not many had much love for Amazon on the privacy front. A lot of people like Eero because it wasn’t attached to one of the big tech giants. Now it’s to be part of Amazon, some are anticipating the worst for their privacy.

Of the many concerns we’ve seen, the acquisition boils down to a key concern: “Amazon shouldn’t have access to all [...]

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February 12, 2019

Amazon acquires Eero, maker of mesh Wi-Fi routers

Enlarge / A trio of Eero devices. (credit: Eero)

Amazon has announced that it will acquire Eero, one of the biggest players in the networking hardware space known for its easy-to-set up mesh Wi-Fi solutions.

Bay Area-based Eero, named after Finnish industrial designer Eero Saarinen, has been in operation since early 2015. It has already shipped several products. Neither Amazon nor Eero revealed how much money the tech giant paid in the acquisition, but Eero had raised $90 million in venture capital since its founding.

In case there was any doubt that the acquisition is part of a larger smart home strategy, a quote in [...]

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