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BC-Tuesday Spotlight,ADVISORY

May 5, 2019

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The following story will move Monday as this week’s Tuesday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report.

GOOGLE-ASCENT OF THE ASSISTANT

SAN FRANCISCO _ Google Assistant had a late start in the voice technology market, years behind Amazon’s Alexa. But in the past three years, the technology has become a neck-in-neck competitor. Amazon may have the edge with third party businesses, but Assistant is moving ever more into our pockets _ all while informing Google’s core advertising business. Google is expected to announce more expansions to Assistant at I/O this week. By Technology Writer Rachel Lerman. 700 words.

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