Bing focus on PC, Googlehigh-end home smart speaker Max, BMW integrate Alexa, Mozilla Firefox Quantum, Amazon Echo Spot

Microsoft's search engine Bing focus on PC market

Microsoft's CEO said that the company's search engine, Bing, will focus on the PC search market after losing its deal with Apple's voice assistant. Bing is the second largest search engine. It has been the default engine for Siri since 2013.

Google working on a high-end home smart speaker

Google is reportedly working on a larger stereo speaker version of the Google Home called the Home 'Max'. The device will be a larger and more expensive member of the Google Home line with a premium design.

BMW will integrate Alexa into its cars in 2018

BMW and selected Mini vehicles are planning to integrate Alexa starting in mid-2018. Alexa will use microphones embedded in the car and also visual content will be displayed on the head unit inside the vehicle.

Google Shopping Unit will be separated

After a record EUR 2.4 billion fine by the European Commission on the world's most popular internet search engine in June, Google will operate it's shopping unit as separate business with the auction feature.

Mozilla released Firefox 57 beta with next generation browser engine

Firefox 57 beta released by the name 'Quantum' with a new browser engine. As per the company, it is 2X faster than Firefox was a year ago. The beta version is already available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The final version of Firefox Quantum will be released on 14th Nov 2017.

Amazon introduces an alarm clock - the Echo Spot

A new smart alarm clock with a 2.5-inch screen was introduced by Amazon. The Echo Spot can be used to make video calls. It has a built-in sound system, and also has a line out so that it can be connected to external speakers via a cable or Bluetooth.

Amazon Business launched in India for SMBs

Amazon launched its Business marketplace in India to put one step further on expanding its e-commerce offering in the country. The new B2B marketplace will help in the procurement needs of small and medium businesses in the country.