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Amazon Maintains Big Tech’s Deal Spree With Roomba Buy

Shoppers browse iRobot Roomba products inside an Amazon.com Inc. 4-star store in Berkeley, California, U.S., on Friday, March 29, 2019.

Shoppers browse iRobot Roomba products inside an Amazon.com Inc. 4-star store in Berkeley, California, U.S., on Friday, March 29, 2019.

Photographer: Cayce Clifford/Bloomberg

Happy Friday, it’s Liana in New York and welcome to today’s newsletter. Amazon is on deal spree with its latest billion-plus acquisition in just a few weeks. Plus JPMorgan has a big departure in its M&A group. 

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When the news broke that Amazon is buying the owner of Roomba vacuum cleaners, I thought of the forlorn Roomba sitting in my New York apartment. It’s only been fired up a handful of times, which hurts knowing what my mother-in-law paid for the gift (I assume she’s not reading this!). —Liana Baker