Friday, February 17, 2017

Google Home takes another swing at Amazon Alexa, adding voice-activated shopping

Since launching last fall, Google Home has been the main competitor to Amazon’s Alexa-powered devices. One advantage Amazon has held though, was retail. Now, Google is now moving into that turf.

On Thursday, Google introduced shopping to its voice-powered assistant, allowing users to order everyday basics from Google Express retailers. Users can shop from more than 50 national or local stores, including Google, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens and Target. While some stores will be available for any shopper, others are limited to certain areas.. . . more

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