Apple opening Siri to app developers: Report

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Apple may soon allow other people to develop apps for Siri.

The Information reported that Apple is getting ready to launch a software developer kit, citing a source that has "direct knowledge of the effort."

The Information also said that the tech giant may also be working on a speaker and microphone equipped device that would directly compete with the Amazon Echo.

Watch out, Apple: A Siri competitor emerges

The report comes at a time when more players are getting involved in the voice-enabled, personal-assistant application space. Facebook launched its own digital assistant, M, last year.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that "bots are the new apps." The company's own intelligent, voice-enabled-assistant app, Cortana, became available on desktop through Windows 10 last summer.

Read the full report on The Information.