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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Harman-Kardon Announces Invoke Virtual Assistant

HARMAN Reveals the Harman Kardon Invoke™ Intelligent Speaker with Cortana from Microsoft (Samsung Owned) Harman-Kardon releases many more details of the Cortana-Powered  assistant Invoke with partner Microsoft speaker.

What does this mean regarding Samsung's Bixby assistant?  Perhaps that Bixby will remain on Samsung phones only?

In a press release: " ... STAMFORD, CONN. – HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics C o., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets; today announced new details of the Harman Kardon Invoke™, an elegant voice-activated speaker featuring the intelligence of Cortana, your personal digital assistant, from Microsoft.

Combining Harman Kardon’s rich audio heritage with Cortana’s intelligence, Invoke is developed for busy people balancing the competing demands of work and home. This sophisticated device is perfect for those who want to make the most of every moment of their day.

“We’re excited to work with Microsoft to develop a premium speaker that will deliver an exceptional experience to every customer using 360-degree Harman Kardon sound and the intelligence of Cortana,” said Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN. “Voice-enabled technology is the future; by teaming up with Microsoft, we’re delivering on our promise of elevating a connected life through smart technology, superior sound and the stunning design that is Harman Kardon’s hallmark.” .... " 

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