Amazon, Google to add phone calls to home speakers - report

Wednesday 15 February 2017 | 17:33 CET | News
Amazon and Google are considering adding calls to their home speakers, the Amazon Echo and Google Home, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. A launch could take place later this year, allowing users to make and receive calls over the artificial intelligence-powered home speakers. While this is considered the likely next step in controlling the digital home, the effort is hung up over concerns about privacy, telecom regulations and emergency services, the report said. Other concerns include the awkwardness of calling over a speakerphone, and potential consumer anxiety

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Companies: Amazon / Google
Countries: World
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