Given that there is a number of Jibo devices in loving homes, why not continue to use Jibo as a research and development platform for a set of companion functions for future robots. A monthly charge for supporting the server functions paid on an annual basis would allow existing devices to provide a laboratory for graduate students to interact with a willing public. Adding the Amazon Alexa functions to Jibo would greatly expand the usefulness of Jibo by an established company with the resources to give Jibo new life. Death is hard, even for a robot.
They are continuing to do just that… However, this isn’t targeted (necessarily) at existing devices. But, it is possible, that we may be benefitting from their continuing use of Jibo, either now or in the future.