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VentureBeat reports that Amazon has announced that its “Echo smart speakers can now use their voice to add Prime Now order items to a Whole Foods cart. Prime Now, available in 24 U.S. markets, ensures two-hour same-day delivery … Prime Now orders are placed in a standalone smartphone app. Say ‘Add steak to my Whole Foods Cart’ and Alexa will note the order. After each exchange, Alexa will confirm what you added to the list, then ask ‘What else?’ until you’re finished … Say something generic like ‘cheese’ or ‘meat’ or ‘milk’ and Alexa will choose one for you based on order history and purchasing behavior of other customers.”
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