As expected, Google announced its competitor to Amazon’s Echo and Apple’s Siri (and Hound, Viv, etc). It’s called Google Home. The company also launched its AI assisted challenger to Facebook’s Messenger and What’s App, and Apple’s Messenger. It also introduced a competitor to Skype and Facetime. We used to have hundreds of tech companies all working on different things. Now we have five all doing the same thing. Maybe that’s the real singularity — when all of the major tech companies are working on a single product. Here are more product announcements from a very busy day at Google. These product announcements hammer home an important point. The days of talking with our computers is upon us. But while talking to our machines is getting easier, a lack of interoperability between all of these competing products could make it even harder to talk with each other.