Amazon to Buy Maker of the Roomba for $1.7 Billion

Hey, Alexa, tell Roomba to vacuum the bedroom.

Amazon announced on Friday that it had reached an agreement to buy iRobot Corp., the maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum, for $1.7 billion, adding to its growing roster of smart home products.

“We know that saving time matters, and chores take precious time that can be better spent doing something…