MediaPost: Quartz Brings Daily Flash Briefing to Amazon Echo

By Sarah Guaglione, MediaPost

Congratulations to #TeamMindshare on this forward-thinking collaboration!

Quartz is bringing its “Daily Brief” newsletter to Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled speaker. Daily Flash Briefing news updates, a roundup of the daily economy, are available from various news organizations and can be activated using Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled virtual assistant.

Quartz’s Flash Briefing is sponsored by iShares, BlackRock’s ETF business.

Alexa is most commonly used for daily tasks, such as updating users’ calendars, dimming the lights or playing music. But in March, The Washington Post (owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos) produced a daily political news brief focusing on the presidential election, written by Chris Cillizza, founder of “The Fix,” a daily political weblog for the Post’s Web site.

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