Amazon has formed a fund to back startups that could incorporate its Alexa voice technology, and has revealed its first seven investments.

E-commerce company Amazon launched a fund sized up to $100m yesterday that will support companies developing technology designed around the human voice. The Alexa Fund, named after the cloud-based voice service Amazon uses in its Amazon Echo personal assistant device, will invest in voice-based technologies that use the self-service tools kit Alexa Skills Kit or…

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