New details emerge on Amazon's Blink acquisition

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These details suggest Amazon could be looking to build more of the technologies in its Echo in-house, even as it maintains an open ecosystem for third-parties to work with its Alexa voice assistant.

Analyzes current consumer demand for smart home devices based off results from BI Intelligence's proprietary survey. This will allow your new device to handle speech recognition and data processing locally instead of shipping it off to the cloud first.

In October the unnamed woman, who does own a cat, was watching a programme when an advertisement for Amazon's Echo came on the screen. According to a report published today, those familiar with Amazon's thinking say that the company bought Blink to gain access to the latter's energy-sipping chips. The plan is to start with Amazon's Cloud Cam before moving on to other technologies like the Echo line of smart speakers.

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Amazon.com Inc paid about $90 million to acquire the maker of Blink home security cameras late a year ago, in a secret bet on the startup's energy-efficient chips, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Amazon is also reported to have over 400 employees with chip experience. The company is now producing A.I. chips that specifically suit Amazon's own hardware needs.

In 2015, the e-commerce firm acquired chip designer Annapurna Labs by spending hundreds of millions. Both companies have shifted much of their expertise to AI and both make money by designing and developing processing chips for companies like Amazon, Apple, and others. Another launch benefit of free one-year Prime membership (worth Rs. 999) is still being offered with the purchase of the Echo devices.

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