What Amazon got right about smart speakers that Facebook won't

Sep 22, 2018 - Mashable

Just hours after Amazon surprised us with more new Alexa-enabled gadgets than we can count, word broke that Facebook's voice-activated smart speaker (reportedly called "Portal") is apparently back on — and launching as soon as next week. 

Suddenly, a market that's been dominated by Amazon and Google is starting to look more interesting ... right? Well, not exactly.

I'm not trying to pick on Facebook but, of everything we've heard about the yet-to-be-revealed Portal speaker, nothin...