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Amazon seen dominating Google in voice-activated speaker race

Early breakout success of Echo speaker cited; research firm adds Amazon will remain bigger player for next few years

Amazon's Echo speaker (above) is a surprise hit for a company that has struggled with some of its other consumer hardware efforts.


AMAZON.COM Inc will dominate Google in the voice-activated speaker market for the next few years due to the early breakout success of its Echo speaker, according to a forecast from research firm EMarketer Inc.

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