Russia's Yandex introduces own new "smart speaker"

The Man

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Jul 2011
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Couple weeks ago:

And now, they had a promotional thing in Moscow, where people could bring old music instruments and equipment and such, that they don't need anymore, and get brand new "Station Mini" in exchange for it:


Between 1,000 and 2,000 people lined up at the Yandex store, with many forming a queue hours before the store opened at 10 a.m. Some even waited overnight


Customers could exchange any piece of audio equipment, including ones that no longer work, for Yandex’s new smart speaker


People showed up with decades-old speakers, tape recorders, record players and other equipment


Posts offering a place in line began to appear online. If people didn’t want to stand in line, they could pay anywhere from 500 rubles ($7.80) to 3,000 rubles ($46.90) for someone to do it for them (typical Russia lol)


More: Hundreds of Muscovites Brave the First Snow for Yandex's New Smart Speaker - The Moscow Times
 
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