back to article Alibaba to serve up Kentucky Fried smart speaker, with a $1.4bn side of e-commerce integration

Alibaba will invest $1.4bn into its smart speaker line, including a model capable of ordering KFC for breakfast. Alibaba's smart speaker is called the "Tmall Genie"and has been China's top-selling smart speaker since its launch in 2017, according to the latest data from IDC. The device integrates with more than 1,100 partner …

  1. IGotOut Silver badge
    Joke

    Thats going to far.

    So I get it USA. Your worried about China spying on you, stealing your IP and generally taking over the world. But genocide by Kan't Find the Chicken; that just going to far.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Thumb Down

    "personalised recommendations based on their previous orders"

    So exactly like targeted ads. They take what you've already ordered and suggest more of the same. What's the use ?

    I already know that when I go for KFC, I want the spicy crust, not the normal one. I don't need some damn piece of glorified plastic to remind me of that.

  3. RobThBay

    KFC for breakfast??

    Eewwww...yuck

  4. FozzyBear Silver badge
    Coffee/keyboard

    KFC for breakfast

    That stuff is gut wrenching at the best of times.

    For breakfast, I don't mind admitting I dry heaved a few times.

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