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Amazon Expands Alexa's Brain With Yext Business Services

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Amazon Expands Alexa’s Brain With Yext Business Services
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You can now ask your Amazon Echo speaker, “Alexa, what time does Rite Aid close?” and get hours for the pharmacy closest to your house. Inc. is adding the hours, addresses and phone numbers of more than 1 million business locations to its Alexa digital-assistant platform so customers can access the information via voice command. The Yellow Pages-ish skill comes through a new partnership with Yext Inc., which supplies business data used in Alphabet Inc.’s Google search engine, Apple Inc.’s Siri digital assistant and Facebook Inc.’s social-media platform.