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Roomba Quietly Maps Your Home, Looks to Share Data with Smart-Home Giants

By Chelsea Cafiero · July 26, 2017 • Roomba maker iRobot has been collecting spacial mapping technologies as it vacuums and is now looking to share the data with Google, Apple or Amazon in the next couple of years.

GAFA and the Future of Smart-Home Pros: Big IoT Will Make Us Different, Not Worse

By Julie Jacobson · May 30, 2017 • IoT initiatives by Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon will forever change the smart-home landscape, providing new and different opportunities for professional installers serving the 99 percenters. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Opinion: GAFA Spells Doom for Traditional A/V and Smart-Home Specialists

By Bruno Napoli, Krika · April 27, 2017 • Bruno Napoli of Krika, the service for device discovery and remote systems management, thinks Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple (GAFA) and other IoT giants will make traditional 'CEDIA' smart-home installers obsolete ... and soon.