Hindsight is 20/20 vision on why Blink is what it is after the Amazon acquisition. Amazon did not buy Blink to further develop the Blink products or platform. Rather it’s the other way around. Blink was purchased to further develop existing and future Amazon products. Those products would be Amazon Cloud Cam, and Amazon smart hub devices such as Echo, and Ring products. Those smart hubs are key to Amazon Key Services.
Amazon Key Services are hubs, cameras, locks, and mobile app that allows the delivery person to unlock your door, garage, and vehicle to deliver your package into a secure location. Porch pirate becomes a thing of the past. Amazon Key is one of many things needed to have explosive growth in online shopping and Amazon Prime accounts. .
The 90 million was to acquire the very low power draw chipsets and technology resulting in extra long battery life. They save money in the long run as now they own the technology, and the chip making is also in house rather than much more expensive 3rd party vendor solutions.
Here is the insider scoop report from Reuters. It’s date is Feb 12, 2018. Over a year later you will realize why Blink has been stagnant for so long. Remember, Amazon did not buy Blink to grow Blink. Blink was and still is simply a donor organ.