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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Google Plans to Chirp the Echo

In NDTv:  Rumors out there that Google and others will soon announce challengers to the Amazon Echo.   If anything Amazon has shown that consumers are interested in getting help from talking virtual assistants.   The players are all also talking 'smart home' hub applications.    But what is likely to best drive sales of such systems?  Information, music, advice, retail, search, some PC function replacement?

" .... Google is reportedly working on its own Amazon Echo-like speaker which is said to integrate the search engine as well as voice-based virtual assistant. ... Recode reports that Google's device to compete against Amazon's Echo has been internally codenamed "Chirp" and will look like the company's OnHub wireless router. ... " 

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