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Top U.S. senator fears Big Tech at home as Alexa, Nest dominate

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By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. lawmakers from both parties pressed Alphabet Inc’s Google and Amazon.com on Tuesday about their smart speakers markets, amid concern over the domination of the tech behemoths in this area. Senator Amy Klobuchar, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, noted that Amazon had more than 50% of the smart speaker market while Google had 30%, and stressed the importance of interoperability. “In a few years, people might easily have 20 or more connected devices in their homes – from a vacuum and a fridge to speakers and lights. We wan…

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