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Alexa can now reserve conference rooms
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Amazon is debuting a new feature that will allow businesses to use Alexa for booking conference rooms. The addition is part of the Alexa for Business platform, and works with linked calendars from either Google’s G Suite or Microsoft Exchange, as well as over an API, arriving soon. The feature is part of Amazon’s broader […]

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Facebook Portal brings Alexa and Messenger video chats to one device     – CNET
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Its innovative camera makes video chats look like they were filmed by a professional camera operator.

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Skype support coming to Alexa later this year
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Enlarge / Skype calling on Alexa hardware. (credit: Microsoft) Later this year you’ll be able to say “Alexa, call Mom on Skype” and have Amazon’s digital assistant do the right thing with Microsoft’s messaging network. Microsoft and Amazon have been working to integrate their technology. Earlier in the year, Cortana and Alexa gained the ability […]

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Amazon Has Big Plans for Alexa in Homes, Cars
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Amazon will unveil eight new Alexa-powered devices for the car and home before the end of the year, according to a report. They include a microwave oven, an amplifier, a receiver, a subwoofer and an in-car gadget. Amazon is expected to reveal some of the devices at an event later this month. All the devices […]

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Amazon's Alexa assistant is now in 20K devices     – CNET
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Alexa’s expansion is way up from the 4,000 devices that had it in January.

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Researchers show Alexa “skill squatting” could hijack voice commands
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Enlarge (credit: Amazon) The success of Internet of Things devices such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home have created an opportunity for developers to build voice-activated applications that connect ever deeper—into customers’ homes and personal lives. And—according to research by a team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)—the potential to exploit some of […]

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Alexa and Cortana: Two AI Heads May Be Better Than One
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Microsoft and Amazon have announced the release of a public preview of the integration of their Cortana and Alexa voice assistants. Cortana will be available on amazon Echo devices, while Alexa will be available to U.S. customers on Windows 10 devices and on Harman Kardon Invoke speakers. “Our ongoing goal has been to make Cortana […]

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Farsight Security COO Alexa Raad: 'Be Your Own Champion'
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“If you think about Internet threats like phishing and botnets and malware — all of those start with a DNS — a domain name system. And so every kind of nefarious act leaves footprints and fingerprints in the DNS. That’s something that cannot be faked,” said Farsight Security COO Alexa Raad. For example, “a lot […]

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Bonjour, Alexa: Amazon's Echo finally comes to France
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While all my American and UK colleagues have had access to Amazon's Alexa for years, I've been left out of the party here in France. At last, however, folks in the nation (and Monaco) can parlez Francais with Alexa on Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and Echo…

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