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Amazon Brings Echo Voice Assistant To India

Nov 28, 2017
Originally published on November 28, 2017 2:51 pm

Amazon released its Echo smart speaker in India this month, making it the fourth country where the product is sold. The voice assistant, referred to as “Alexa,” speaks in a combination of English and Hindi and its search results are catered to an Indian consumer base.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Edmund Lee (@edmundlee), managing editor of Recode, about why and how Amazon and other U.S. technology companies are more aggressively pursuing Indian customers.

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