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April 17 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is working on a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa, Apple Inc's Siri and Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant, CNBC reported https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/17/facebook-building-voice-assistant-to-rival-amazo n - a l e x a - a n d - a p p l e - s i r i . h t m l on Wednesday, citing several people familiar with the matter.
The move is coming out of the company's augmented reality and virtual reality group, a division that works on hardware, including the company's virtual reality Oculus headsets, the CNBC report said.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. (Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel)