Leading Russian online platform Yandex has released a proprietary smartphone equipped with a voice assistant called ‘Alice’. The AI is intended to act as the focal point of a digital ecosystem encompassing home entertainment and services, which will likely soon encompass Yandex’s burgeoning online retail platform Beru.ru.  

Meanwhile, Yandex Market, the platform’s eCommerce arm, has inaugurated its first logistics warehouse in Moscow. The DC will process orders for Beru marketplace, which officially launched in October this year.

Source: Retail.ru