Echo Was Amazon's Best-Selling Product for the Holidays

by Developer.com Staff

The IoT device could also be the key to a murder case.

Amazon has released its list of best-selling products during the holiday season, and its Echo and Echo Dot Internet of Things (IoT) devices topped the list. The online retailer did not release the actual sales figures but noted that it sold nine times as many Echo devices this year as last year.

The same press release also revealed that 72 percent of Amazon's customers shopped via a mobile device during the holiday season.

In other IoT news, the data on an Amazon Echo may prove essential to solving a murder case in Arkansas. Police have issued a warrant asking Amazon to hand over data collected by the device on the night of a suspected homicide.

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This article was originally published on Thursday Dec 29th 2016
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