Will Amazon's Echo Soon Be Outdated?

At Mobile World Congress 2018, Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) confirmed rumors that it's building a home assistant to rival Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) market leading Echo device. Samsung's artificial-intelligence assistant, christened Bixby, will power the speaker and go toe-to-toe with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple's Siri, among others. Though slightly behind some of these major rivals, Samsung is entering the home assistant market in time to claim a piece of the growth that is expected in the coming years.It helps that the tech giant has a secret weapon that could give the Amazon Echo and other similar offerings a run for their money: the television.Continue reading

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  • Amazon Echo
    Amazon Echo (shortened and referred to as Echo) is a brand of smart speakers developed by Amazon.The devices connect to the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which responds to the name "Alexa".This "wake word" can be changed by the user to "Amazon", "Echo" or "Computer". The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms ...
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    Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. Always ready, connected and fast. Just ask.
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  • Amazon Alexa
    Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service available on tens of millions of devices from Amazon and third-party device manufacturers. With Alexa, you can build natural voice experiences that offer customers a more intuitive way to interact with the technology they use every day.
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