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Amazon Acquires Blink, a Connected Camera Maker

Amazon Acquires Blink, a Connected Camera Maker

Back in 2014, a young startup by the name of Blink hit the scene with a smart home security camera that promised to be affordable, truly wireless, and filled with the most important features.

Though the financial terms of this acquisition wasn't revealed. "We'll continue to operate under the Amazon umbrella selling and supporting the same great products you know and love", read the Blink website Friday. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Blink followed up this initial release with more advanced security cameras and even a smart video doorbell.

Blink announced the acquisition in a brief post on its blog earlier today. "We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers".




Blink devices even tend to cost less than those from rivals like Ring, as the new battery-powered doorbell only costs $100 while offering numerous same options.

Amazon shares are down 0.3%. The company also has a Doorbell camera on the way. It's doing this with Alexa, its voice-enabled personal assistant; Amazon Go, a largely automated convenience store; and Amazon Lockers, which the company is installing in apartment buildings and stores to help people receive and return Amazon.com purchases. Preliminary reviews are mixed. That started with the Amazon Cloud Cam, a streaming video camera that requires mains power, and which is an instrumental part of Amazon Key, its home delivery service.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been launching smart devices like insane this year, including and all-new Echo speaker, the Echo Spot alarm clock, and the premium Echo Plus speaker.

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