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Reuters to provide content for Google Assistant

Reuters will provide news content for Google Assistant's "Your News Update," a personalised audio news experience through a brief of individual audio news stories.

Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices.

“Your News Update” will begin with a mix of short news stories based on the user interests, location, user history and preferences, as well as top news stories.

“We are thrilled to be among the first news partners to supply audio news feeds to Google Assistant each day of the week, to enhance the audio news journey for its users,” said Alphonse Hardel, Reuters global head of business development and strategy.

Reuters joins other news partners participating in Google Assistant’s “Your News Update.” The audio stories will be provided in English-language only and offered in the United States for its initial launch.

Google Assistant users can continue to access Reuters Now 5-minute audio briefing if content from Reuters is specifically requested. ■

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