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 February 25, 2019  Posted by  Business

Thomas McMullan reports:

If you want to glimpse the future of home internet and data collection, you need to pay close attention to what Amazon has been up to this month. The e-commerce behemoth has made a couple of small but substantial moves in recent weeks, hinting at its ambitions not only over the smart assistant market, but also the pipes of the internet.

First, Amazon announced it would be acquiring mesh networking startup eero. Then, this week, the company revealed a new partnership with semiconductor firm Qualcomm, on a development kit for bringing Alexa to mesh networks. Put together, this suggests a company with more than a passing interest in the development of new routers, and how Alexa could be brought to bear on those humble gateways of the internet. Should we be concerned that the world’s biggest online retailer, and the internet’s largest cloud provider, might soon also control the Wi-Fi in our homes?

Read more on Wired.

h/t,  Joe Cadillic

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