The idea that your robot vacuum cleaner could suck up data about your home and send it back to Amazon might strike some people as creepy. Whether this would also be a threat to competition in the nascent home automation market, however, is an altogether different question. Separating those two issues has become of critical importance as regulators in the US break new ground in antitrust enforcement, with data very much at the centre.
iRobot's (IRBT) second-quarter 2022 revenues decline 30.1% on account of weakness across its businesses in the United States, Japan and the EMEA regions.
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