Amazon to Buy iRobot

This is interesting.

IRobot had a terrible last quarter, probably a combination of supply chain issues and retailers worrying about inflation’s impact on consumer demand.

But customers mostly love iRobot, and they have a lot of strong patents.

My first question is longterm what happens to the special model deals with Costco, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, etc. Will those companies want a partnership that benefits a major rival, however indirectly?

I know most bloggers’ first question is data privacy.

Lots to think about.