Will.I.Am's lifestyle and technology company i.am has today acquired Smart Home Automation company WINK for 38.7 Million $ and a promise of future manufacturing of 20 Million $.

WINK is the Smart Home Hub that was spun out of GE's Quirky, sitting in a similar space to Samsung's Smarththings and allowing you to control your homes Zigbee, Zwave, Blueooth and Wireless devices through the easy to use WINK App.

Wink Smart Home Automation
Today marks an exciting new chapter for Wink and we wanted you to be the first to hear about it.

Wink has been acquired by lifestyle technology company i.am+.

If you’re not familiar, i.am+ was founded by innovator and music artist will.i.am and has already shaken up the wearables industry with BUTTONS – premium wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Our teams are in the process of coming together to shape our future roadmap and we can’t wait to share what we’re working on.

In the meantime, please know that your Wink app and Wink Hub will continue to operate just as they have. The acquisition doesn’t change anything with regards to the Wink user experience.

We know you depend on Wink to stay connected to your home and are as committed as ever to delivering the best-in-class smart home experience you expect.

We’ll be introducing a number of new in-app features and partner integrations in the coming months. Keep an eye out on our blog for more information (and for updates throughout this transition).
— The WINK Team
Wink Replay Automation

Certainly an interesting development, WINK has seemed to have felt though it was a bit stuck, an OK Hub, an OK App - Maybe this will help catapult it onto greater things.

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