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Amazon Introduces Echo, a $200 Connected Speaker

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Without fanfare, Amazon has rolled out another media gadget: Echo is a $200 connected speaker that looks similar to Sonos’ Play:1 device and also streams digital music. One big difference in the Amazon speaker: It also boasts a Siri-like voice-activated service, which Amazon says you can use to order items from its store and perform other Web activities.

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