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Amazon to Release Portable Version of Echo Speaker in Coming Weeks

1/12/2016 03:15:00 AM Eastern

Amazon's plans to extend its Echo franchise to include a portable model at a lower price will expand the market for DIY home automation and also pressure competitors.

"Amazon.com Inc. is doubling down on voice-controlled hardware, part of the Seattle retailer's broader ambition to overtake rival tech giants with digital assistants that blend into everyday life. In the coming weeks, Amazon expects to release a smaller, portable version of its voice-activated tabletop Echo speaker, building off the device's surprise success, according to people familiar with the plans."

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