An Amazon Echo, left, and a Google Home smart speaker, right, are displayed in New York. File photo: APAn Amazon Echo, left, and a Google Home smart speaker, right, are displayed in New York. File photo: AP
An Amazon Echo, left, and a Google Home smart speaker, right, are displayed in New York. File photo: AP

Apple, Google, Amazon join forces on common language for smart devices

  • The rivals are working with the Zigbee Alliance on a new standard that will ensure their products work with one another
  • The move could raise privacy and security questions, with the prospect of personal data being shared with more companies

Topic |   Google
An Amazon Echo, left, and a Google Home smart speaker, right, are displayed in New York. File photo: APAn Amazon Echo, left, and a Google Home smart speaker, right, are displayed in New York. File photo: AP
An Amazon Echo, left, and a Google Home smart speaker, right, are displayed in New York. File photo: AP
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