Will.i.am wants to take over your house. I.am+, the tech company founded by the erstwhile Black Eyed Peas star, has bought home hub manufacturer Wink.
Wink makes a smart home hub and platform in competition with bigger names like Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit, leading up to the Wink Hub 2 last year. It originally emerged from Quirky, a New York-based developer of crowdsourced inventions that and sold Wink to chipmaker Flextronics for $15 million.
It hasn’t been confirmed how much i.am+ paid for Wink.
From the wackyto the critically panned , Will.i.am’s startup has so far been notable for its nonstarters. Perhaps this move into the smart home automation market will, to borrow a phrase, get it started.
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