We know a lot of you love to ask Alexa silly questions, and we’re guilty of the same, but the day may come when Alexa is actually built into your house from the get go.
Amazon has been busy as of late disrupting various commercial real estate sectors, from brick-and-mortar retail to the potential reshaping of the office market with its second headquarters. Now the e-commerce giant is looking to be an essential part of residential real estate, writes Dees Stribling for biznow.com.
For Amazon, it isn’t enough for consumers to buy its Alexa system and take it home — the tech giant wants new houses to already come with the system built in.
Toward that end, Amazon invested an unspecified amount from the Amazon Alexa Fund into Plant Prefab, a housing design and prefabrication company based in California’s Inland Empire that recently raised a $6.7M Series A funding round.
The funding will go toward growing Plant Prefab, but the company will also presumably help make Amazon a bigger player in the housing market through Alexa-equipped prefab houses.
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