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Here's how Samsung's Viv acquisition will help it compete with Apple and Google (AAPL, GOOG)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Samsung announced on Wednesday that it acquired AI company Viv Labs, the team behind Apple's Siri, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. While specific details about the acquisition have not been revealed, the company's virtual assistant, dubbed Viv, is expected to be integrated into Samsung’s existing connected devices — most prominently its smartphones — while remaining separate from Samsung.
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