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Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant now available on Windows 10 PCs as a standalone app

Alexa, which debuted on select Windows 10 laptops earlier this year is now available for download on all compatible devices, building Amazon's push into the enterprise.

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Why Apple’s Siri is already an enterprise product

The usual suspects love to spend time claiming Siri lags other voice assistants; they don’t seem to understand that Apple’s voice assistant is an enterprise product. It's all about the data – and privacy.

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Amazon opens up Alexa for Business to third-party devices

The move allows the the voice-activated digital assistant to push further into the enterprise by expanding the variety of devices in which it's embedded.

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12 Siri Shortcuts to make you more productive

Thses Siri Shortcuts for iOS 12, iPhone, and iPad can make you more productive.

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University-customized Alexa devices will answer students’ questions

Saint Louis University CIO says that Alexa could be used to boost faculty productivity too.

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10 ways Google Home can be helpful at work

Whether you're using Google Home or one of the newer Android-based Smart Displays, having a virtual assistant in your office can be a real asset.

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The fascinatingly familiar march of the smart speaker market

When you look closely at Google's escalating war to win the smart speaker market, it's hard not to feel a slight sense of déjà vu.

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How voice technology will re-shape business

Everybody expects voice tech and virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana to make a big splash in the enterprise. Here's what to expect.

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Lawmakers investigate how AI in Apple, Google invade privacy

The government is finally understanding the invasion of privacy concerns around companies like Facebook, Apple and Google with their services and devices like iPhone and Android. Will these companies fix the real problem or be forced...

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Here comes BYOSD (bring your own smart display)

A new wave of Google Assistant-powered ‘home’ smart displays hits next month. And they’re coming to work.

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Alexa for Business: What it does, how to use it

Voice-activated virtual assistants are showing up at home, in the car and – increasingly – in the office. Amazon hopes to further that trend by targeting Alexa for Business for the workplace. Here’s what it is and how it works.

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Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to really take advantage of it.

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Alexa gets smart meeting scheduling, a boost to its workplace presence

Amazon says the new Smart Scheduling Assistant feature allows the popular virtual assistant to cut the time needed to manage personal schedules in the office.

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Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Apple and Amazon simply won’t be able to compete with Google’s virtual assistant over the next few years.

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The promise and the power of the business-focused IBM Watson digital assistant

Digital assistants today will clearly pale in comparison to what they will evolve into. IBM is leading the charge for this next generation, and it is targeting not the home, but business.

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Apple’s Siri: The only search engine you’ll need

Is Apple about to get into search? Probably not in the conventional sense, but Apple’s successful hire of Google’s John Giannandrea shows there’s a new kid in town.

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Report: AI assistants and chatbots gain traction in the enterprise

Microsoft’s Cortana AI assistant currently leads the charge in the workplace, thanks to Windows 10 integration.

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IBM’s new Watson Assistant targets business with ‘white label’ service

The newest voice-activated A.I. assistant differs from Alexa, Siri, Cortana and others with a white-label service approach that works in the background.

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