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Smart home devices are set for a big year in 2017. Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have made bets on the vision of a connected home. With more than 5 million Amazon Echos sold in less than two years, along with Google’s recent entry into the market with Google Home, it’s safe to say that smart home hubs are here to stay.
Web.com agreed last Thursday to acquire Yodle, an SMB marketing solutions provider (and my former employer) for $342 million. Web.com is best known for the domain registration and website hosting companies its acquired since 2010, namely Register.com and Network Solutions. While the acquisition is likely welcome news for Yodle’s backers and Web.