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iRobot, Black & Decker Reach Patent Agreement

iRobot Corp. said it has reached a confidential agreement with Black & Decker regarding a patent infringement suit. In April, the company took legal action against five floor care suppliers, claiming that each of the companies had used its patented technology without permission. 

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Samsung Releases Limited Edition Star Wars Robotic Vacuums

Samsung has introduced new limited edition “Star Wars” versions of its Powerbot robotic vacuum cleaner, model VR7000. The result of a collaboration between Samsung and Star Wars fans, the vacuum designs are intended to captivate fans in anticipation of the December release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

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iRobot Extends Roomba Vacuum Series Connectivity

iRobot has extended the availability of its cloud-connected cleaning with the launch of the Roomba 890 and Roomba 690 WiFi connected vacuuming robots. The company has also launched an Amazon Alexa skill for U.S. customers of WiFi connected Roomba robotic vacuums.

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Hoover Launches New Brand Campaign

Hoover is undergoing a major rebranding effort, which looks to build on the brand’s heritage while modernizing the way it is perceived in the marketplace. The new campaign, “A New Generation of Clean,” builds upon the brand’s legacy while addressing the needs of today’s active family, the company said.

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iRobot Sees 2016 Revenue Gains

iRobot Corp. reported revenue for the full year 2016 was $660.6 million, compared with $616.8 million for the full year 2015. Net income for the fiscal year was $41.9 million, compared with $44.1 million for the full year 2015.

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