Alexa, Amazon’s increasingly ubiquitous voice-activated digital assistant, isn’t just a fun toy for the home; it seems to be learning new “skills” rather quickly, even in the workplace.

Among those skills, and one we’re quite taken with, is the ability to deliver Computerworld‘s top tech news in its Flash Briefings — a new talent made possible by Sharon Machlis, executive editor for data analytics and online. (A Flash Briefing, for the uninitiated, is a customized news audio report; you pick and choose the news sources you want to hear and Alexa does the rest.)

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