Why Amazon is buying mesh router company Eero


Amazon bought Eero, one of the leading startups selling mesh wifi access points for the home (you put multiple units throughout the house, which automatically connect to each other, giving better coverage). Amazon bought Ring last year, and obviously already has Alexa: Amazon is building a strategy around connecting and controlling devices in your home, perhaps for prosaic things like letting in delivery people, but more fundamentally because Amazon wants to plumb your home for Prime - to own the last ten yards of physical distribution.


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