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posted by martyb on Monday November 06 2017, @12:47PM   Printer-friendly
from the who-is-next? dept.

Electronics retailer Best Buy, considered an Amazon competitor, will sell a limited selection of products through Amazon's Alexa:

In an odd turn for retail cooperation, Best Buy is now available on Alexa, Amazon's voice-powered digital assistant. Starting today, you can learn about and order Best Buy's Deal of the Day sales just by saying, "Alexa, talk to Best Buy." Sure, it seems odd to have a competing service on Amazon's own devices, but as the blog post from Best Buy points out, the big box store has been selling Amazon Alexa devices in a special section in about 700 of its stores earlier this year.

Best Buy is only the latest retailer to jump on the voice-shopping trend, too. Walmart and Target both offer home shopping via Google Assistant.

Also at CNET and eSellerCafe.

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  • (Score: 2) by hemocyanin on Monday November 06 2017, @03:25PM (1 child)

    by hemocyanin (186) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 06 2017, @03:25PM (#593093)

    I haven't shopped at WorstBuy since the middle 00s. Just one more reason to not have a spy in my kitchen.

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 06 2017, @07:20PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 06 2017, @07:20PM (#593260)

      The best part is how Alexa will badger you every day to get the extended warranty plan for "just a few dollars more".

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 06 2017, @05:36PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 06 2017, @05:36PM (#593182)

    This is a story? Pretty sure this should be left to sites that allow sidebars to be overrun with blinky bullshit and autoplay asphyxiates.

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by chromas on Monday November 06 2017, @09:12PM

      by chromas (34) on Monday November 06 2017, @09:12PM (#593308)

      The real story is that Best Buy is still around. I thought they went under years ago.

  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Tuesday November 07 2017, @02:20AM

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 07 2017, @02:20AM (#593414) Homepage Journal

    I want my AI to be called Lexx and say sexy things to "yes, I know her name is Xev/Zev and not Lexx, but Lexx riffs better off Alexa, so there, baby".

    Nerdy, nerdy Lexx.....oh, yeah. Talk nerdy to me.

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