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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Facebook Delays Assistant - Smart Speaker

More players in the space. 

Facebook reportedly delaying smart speaker launch in wake of data outrage    Now might not be the best time for an always-listening Facebook device.

By Jeff Dunn in Ars Technica

Facebook has some hardware on the market already through Oculus, but its reported smart speakers would be a deeper dive.

Facebook is delaying plans to unveil its long-rumored smart speaker in the wake of the ongoing public outcry over the company's data collection policies, according to a new Bloomberg report.

Reports from Digitimes and Bloomberg last year said that Facebook is working on a large-touchscreen smart home speaker designed for video chatting, similar to Amazon's Echo Show, as well as a standalone speaker akin to the Google Home and Echo, which would sell for a lower price .... " 

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