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Nearly one-year after announcement, Alexa and Cortana are integrated

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Last August, Microsoft and Amazon made an interesting announcement. Those using Microsoft's Cortana virtual personal assistant will be able to access Amazon's Alexa assistant and vice versa. While the collaboration was expected to start late last year, apparently both firms needed more time to sync their assistants. Today, the sharing begins.
Both tech giants are calling this a public preview, but if you own an Amazon Echo, you can say "Alexa, open Cortana" and you'll be able to use the latter's calendar scheduling or email related features. On a compatible Windows ...
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Here's what Alexa and Cortana Windows 10 integration looks like

Here's what Alexa and Cortana Windows 10 integration looks like

1 month ago   |   By Tech Radar

The debut of Amazon's Alexa digital assistant on Windows 10 devices has been a long time coming, and is already on a select few laptops and desktops. But, Microsoft and Amazon are keen on leaning into this partnership, now widely showing off Alexa integration into Cortana on Windows 10. The Verge reports that Microsoft and Amazon have released a wider public preview of its previously teased deeper integration between the Alexa and Cortana digital assistants - available for everyone in the US right now. Microsoft told CNBC that it has no information on international availability. This...
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Microsoft and Amazon launch Alexa-Cortana public preview for Echo speakers and Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft and Amazon launch Alexa-Cortana public preview for Echo speakers and Windows 10 PCs

1 month ago   |   By VentureBeat

Microsoft and Amazon will bring Alexa and Cortana to all Echo speakers and Windows 10 users in the U.S. today. As part of a partnership between the Seattle-area tech giants, you can say “Hey Cortana, open Alexa” to Windows 10 PCs and “Alexa, open Cortana” to a range of Echo smart speakers. The public preview bringing the mos...
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Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa digital assistants can now talk to each other. The collaboration between the two assistants was announced last year and was originally due to become available by the end of 2017.
Microsoft showed how the integration would work at its Build conference earlier this year, and what's rolling out today seems little changed from that demo. From a Cortana-native device (a Windows 10 PC, an Xbox, the Harman Kardon speaker ), "Hey Cortana, open Alexa" will switch you to speaking to Alexa. From there, you have access to Alexa's full range of shopping...
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