Facebook debuts smart speaker for Messenger video calls

A smart speaker device by Facebook Inc. called Portal is shown in this photo released by Facebook Inc. from Menlo Park, California, U.S., October 5, 2018. Courtesy Facebook Inc./Handout via REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Monday released a smart speaker designed to ease video calls, but the company’s history of privacy mishaps and the device’s price and limited functionality could slow it from taking on market leaders Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google. The device, known as Portal, comes in […]

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