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Yahoo May Be Building a Siri-Killer Personal Assistant

YahooYahoo may be working on its own voice-based personal assistant to rival Apple’s Siri and Google Now. A video has recently surfaced that shows the unreleased app running on an Android smartphone. The origins of the clip are unclear, though it may have been developed for internal purposes. In the video, we see the Android device mounted in a car. The driver turns on the engine, and without any voice prompts (or forward movement), the app recognizes that he’s headed to the office. Soon thereafter, it provides a traffic update and warns of delays ahead. From here, the driver — whose voice bears an eerie resemblance to Tom Hardy’s Bane character — dictates a text message to a coworker noting that he’ll be late.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.