23: “Hey Siri, what’s the Amazon Echo?”
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Artificial intelligence powered virtual assistants have become all the rage in the last year or so with both Amazon and Google announcing new products in the category. Danial and Shubham discuss what Amazon’s unique approach to the Echo, and its focus on the home-first, rather than mobile-first, means for the industry. The two then discuss Facebook’s introduction of Workplace, which brings everything you love about Facebook into the office, minus the embarrassing photos and the constant barrage of memes. Lastly, Danial and Shubham talk about what Snap Inc.’s recent changes to its marquee product, Snapchat, mean for its impending IPO. Links Amazon’s Music Service Launches With a Secret Weapon: Alexa - WIRED Google Home will go on sale today for $129, shipping November 4 - TechCrunch Facebook’s Slack competitor, Workplace, is finally here Recode Snapchat Picks Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to Lead IPO - Bloomberg