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Google launches smart device in Brazil in new challenge to Amazon.com

Added 11-11-19 10:03:02am EST - “Alphabet Inc's Google is bringing to Brazil the latest version of its Google Nes...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Google launches smart device in Brazil in new challenge to Amazon.com”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google is bringing to Brazil the latest version of its Google Nest Mini smart speaker, with plans to start selling it in major online and brick-and-mortar retailers in the country on Tuesday.

The move comes just weeks after U.S. e-commerce giant ‪Amazon.com introduced its Alexa virtual assistant to Brazilian customers, with three different gadgets available.

Google priced its Nest Mini device with Google Virtual Assistant integrated at 349 reais ($85) in Brazil.

Local retailers Magazine Luiza, Lojas Americanas and Via Varejo’s Casas Bahia are among the online and brick-and-mortar chains chosen to sell Google’s gadget, as well as Argentina’s MercadoLibre Inc.

Like rival Amazon, Google is considering bringing other products to Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy.

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