Alexa meet Cortana, Cortana meet Alexa
Amazon and Microsoft collaborate to help Alexa and Cortana talk to each other
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced today that Alexa will be able to talk to Cortana, and Cortana will be able to talk to Alexa. You will be able to turn to your Echo device and say, "Alexa, open Cortana," or turn to your Windows 10 device and say, "Cortana, open Alexa."
Amazon’s Big Leap into the Unified Communications Market
Amazon has released Chime, a new enterprise app into the market to further strengthen its cloud business. Chime is a unified communications as a service (UCaaS) offering hosted in Amazon Web Service’s cloud. Amazon aims to create its own unique position in the crowded UC market with Chime. Competing with Microsoft and Google for market dominance, Amazon is emphasizing on the development of innovation-led enterprise applications.