Amazon buys iRobot

Colin Angle, chairman, chief executive officer and co-founder of iRobot Corp., displays an iRobot Roomba robot during the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif., on June 18, 2013. said it would buy iRobot Corp., maker of the Roomba vacuum, for $1.65 billion as the e-commerce giant continues its push into internet-connected home devices and robotics.

Amazon will pay $61 a share in cash for the Bedford, Mass.-based company, according to a statement on Friday. The offer represents a premium of 22% based on iRobot's last closing price before the announcement. Colin Angle will remain as chief executive officer of iRobot.