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ZDNetwrites that Amazon and Microsoft have begun opening up the integration of their Alexa and Cortana smart speaker systems, allowing early adopters in the US to “start talking to Cortana via their Echo devices and to Alexa on Windows 10 devices and Harman Kardon Invoke speakers, which are powered by Cortana.

According to Microsoft, “This integration will allow Cortana users to ask Alexa to shop on Amazon, manage their Amazon orders and access many of Alexa's third-party skills. Alexa users will have access to Cortana's knowledge and helpful productivity features such as calendar management, day at a glance and rich email integration. Over time, additional skills and features will be integrated.”
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