The partnership is an ususual one, given the two companies, and therefore assistants, are rivals.
Meanwhile, those with devices powered by Windows 10 software will be able to have Cortana bring in Alexa for tasks such as controlling smart devices in homes or, of course, ordering items from Amazon. "They will also get access to 'Cortana's world knowledge and helpful productivity features such as calendar management, day at a glance and location-based reminders simply by asking Alexa to open Cortana'".
The unusual alliance started in May 2016 when Jeff Bezos raised the idea to Satya Nadella at Microsoft's CEO summit, which piqued the latter's interest. It's likely both Bezos and Nadella had Apple and Google at the top of their minds when they agreed to the partnership. Senior vice president of Amazon devices, Dave Limp has emphasized on the significance of collaboration between key artificial intelligence helpers in the previous month. By linking the two, you'll have easy access to the things that Cortana excels at. Similarly, Cortana customers will be able to ask Alexa to control their smart home devices, shop on Amazon, interact with more than 20,000 skills, and more. It's likely that Alexa users will now also be able to use this Outlook reminder feature as well.
Dera chief Ram Rahim's wife, mother return to Rajasthan home
Kumar added that a curfew and a ban on the gathering of five or more persons was still in place in Sirsa in the coming days. The court has also directed the state government to investigate how hundreds of vehicles escorted Dera Chief to Court.
This cross-platform integration will also allow Alexa users to get access to some of the more unique aspects of Cortana. Later this year, Alexa will be able to talk to Cortana, and Cortana will be able to talk to Alexa.
HomePod is created to work with the Apple Music subscription service and can produce rich sound while tapping into the artificial intelligence power of Siri. Google, of course, has Google Assistant built into the Google Home speaker as well as select Android phones.
With Amazon and Microsoft already collaborating, does it mean that Apple and Google will join in? It works with Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora for now, and the company says support for Spotify and SiriusXM is "coming soon".
Opponents of the deal have also expressed fears that the rightward-tilt of Fox News editorial content could seep into Sky News. Opponents of Fox's purchase of Sky have argued that the network's right-wing leanings represent a bias in their news coverage.
A major dam outside Houston has begun spilling over as Storm Harvey pushes the reservoir past capacity, a Texas official says . One of two key reservoirs that protect downtown and the Houston Ship Channel, Addicks is at a historic high.
Those recent 49ers squads have been widely judged as poor in overall talent, though, and they went 4-9 with other quarterbacks. It is what it is. "I just want to start by saying it saddens me that in 2017 we have to do something like that".
The biggest question about driverless deliveries is the interaction between the customer and the driverless delivery vehicle. The vast majority of its sales - about 1 billion pizza pies annually - must be delivered to customers' homes or offices.
Still, let's pour one out for the bulky monstrosity that kickstarted this present generation of Xbox gaming. The original Xbox One was first revealed in May 2013 at a highly criticized press conference.
Political analysts feel that the Nandyal By- Elections results 2017 will reflect in the results of 2019 general elections. "The people have voted for development of Nandyal , which was my father Bhuma Nagi Reddy's wish", she said.
The church will open at noon today to collect donations of supplies and good old-fashioned American currency, the Chronicle adds. A short time after that, it was announced that the church would open its doors in the near future to help those in need.
So, obviously there has been a lot of players with injuries this year - Roger and Rafa last year had a few problems. Murray , the champion in NY in 2012, also pulled out of the Masters tournament in Cincinnati leading up to the U.S.
Manchester City have also been linked with a move for Barcelona's Lionel Messi , who is out of contract next summer. City themselves have used a 3-5-2 so far this season in a win against Brighton and a draw against Everton .
Treasury Department imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan individuals involved in the creation of the controversial ANC. The ex-mayor and other right-wing politicians urged Pence to push for greater sanctions on Venezuela , according to AP.
Two million Muslims begin Hajj in Makkah
With the exception of previous Iranian boycotts, impeded access to the Hajj is virtually unprecedented in modern Islamic history. Ibu Mariah Marghani Muhammad is joining more than 220,000 pilgrims from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country.
Uber investor Benchmark's feud with Kalanick takes a new turn
Uber has been without a chief financial officer since 2015, and the company's head of finance left the company at the end of May. The company had reportedly faced a string of revolts from the shareholders, few of which demanded Kalanick's resignation.
Sarahah uploading entire contacts book to their servers
Created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, the app is aimed to help people identify their strengths and weaknesses. He now claims that the functionality has removed from the server and the data request will be removed in a future release.
Qatar Restores Iran Ties
Al-Sulaiti returned to the Iranian capital on Friday after a 20-month hiatus that started in January 2016. Qatar will reinstate its diplomatic relationship with Iran, its foreign ministry announced Thursday.
Man armed with sword held at Buckingham Palace
A Reuters witness near the scene said police had cordoned off a wide area around the palace for security. A photo shared online by Leonardo Paoli showed the London palace surrounded by flashing blue lights.
Apple to build $1.3 billion data center in Iowa
IEDA director Debi Durham believes the 50 jobs created by Apple are just a small piece of the project's benefit to the state. The city of Waukee approved multi-year property tax abatements and infrastructure improvements totaling $194 million.
Meizu M6 Note Live Image Leaked Ahead of Launch
The Meizu M6 Note was earlier expected to come with two SoC options, however, it seems that the company has stuck with Qualcomm. Moreover, this also shows how the Chinese tech manufacturer makes sure that Meizu M6 Note appeals to a broader audience.
Mosquito spraying scheduled for Monday in parts of Adams County
The West Nile virus does not usually affect domestic animals, but can cause severe illness in horses and certain species of birds. Counties with one case each are Bolivar, Clay, Covington, Jones, Leake, Leflore, Lowndes, Noxubee, Perry, Scott and Wilkinson.