FTC reviewing Amazon acquisition of iRobot after consumer advocate outcry

Shortly after the iRobot deal was announced, groups called on the FTC to block the merger, arguing it furthered Amazon’s dominance in the smart home market.

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Amazon’s $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot, the latest deal that’s under scrutiny by the regulators amid growing concerns about the company’s market power.

In a regulatory filing Tuesday, iRobot said both it and Amazon received a request for additional information in connection with an FTC review of the merger. Earlier this month, securities regulators made a similar request to Amazon and One Medical, the primary health care company the e-commerce giant is

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