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Riot 285 Around The Web Roundup

­ // M&A, Strategies, Alliances // Hippo Insurance has acquired Sheltr, a service that helps homeowners take proactive care of their homes. Hippo, an Israeli home insurance startup that has a smart home edge, has not disclosed how much it paid for the US startup. Johnson Controls is purchasing EasyIO’s Building and Energy Management System (BEMS) portfolio, for an undisclosed sum. EasyIO is a Malaysian firm, and Johnson Controls says the deal will ‘create significant growth opportunities.’ The Harbour Group has acquired SpotSee Holdings, a provider of environmental sensing technologies that were mostly targeted at logistics and supply chain applications. No price has been given. Intel is rumored to be looking to offload its home connectivity division, although this was…

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