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Amazon deal has familiar Ring to it

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

SEATTLE—Amazon has agreed to buy video doorbell maker Ring, the companies announced on Tuesday, a move that makes sense for both Amazon and Ring on many levels. The deal, which Reuters was reporting at more than $1 billion, is Amazon’s second acquisition in the security space in just the last few months, as the company purchased security camera provider Blink for $90 million in December.

Ring launches ‘Ring Protect’ home security system

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10/06/2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Ring announced Ring Protect earlier this week, a comprehensive DIY home security system that works with Ring’s doorbells and cams.

Business mogul Branson, others, invest in smart doorbell

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08/24/2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—A start-up based here that sells a smart doorbell recently received a lot of help—$28 million—from business mogul Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group; home builder J.F. Shea Co.; and home insurer American Family Insurance Group.