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Friday, December 22, 2017

Amazon Acquires Blink

Why does Amazon acquire rather than work in collaboration?  Are there particular nuggets of innovation in Blink beyond the obvious?  I have voice driven assistants controlling their use in my smart home.  I have all the functions mentioned,  what will be next?

Amazon acquires smart home startup Blink  by Amaria Deutscher

 Amazon.com Inc. is heading into 2018 with a new weapon to use against the likes of Alphabet Inc.’s Nest in the competitive smart home market.

News broke this morning that the retail giant has acquired Blink Inc., a startup that makes mobile-controlled home monitoring devices. It first rose to prominence in 2014 after raising $1 million on Kickstarter to fund the development of a smart security camera (pictured) with motion detection capabilities. Today, Blink’s product lineup also includes an outdoor model with night vision support and a video doorbell that packs a lens to let the user see who’s knocking. .... " 

(Update)  Maybe this was done to make it easier to get through the door to allow deliveries?

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