Voice

Target expands partnership with Google on voice shopping, Google Express
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 Target announced today an expanded partnership with Google that, among other things, will allow consumers to shop Target across the U.S. via Google Express, including by voice. The deal will also see the two companies w [...]
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Amazon Alexa devices can finally tell voices apart
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 One of the Amazon Echo’s biggest blindspots has just been addressed. Starting today, the company will finally start rolling out customized voice detection. That means users in multi-person homes will be able to ge [...]
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Sonos announces Alexa-controlled wireless speakers
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 Alexa is officially the first voice assistant to be available on Sonos, a move that turns the wireless speaker product into a voice-controlled sound system. Originally announced a year ago, Sonos has been working “ [...]
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Facebook design head loud on voice, silent on Alexa and hardware
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 Facebook has been reportedly working on a video chat device and a smart speaker that would use a new voice interface, to compete against the likes of Amazon and Google in the race to control your living room; and itR [...]
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Ocado launches Alexa app for grocery shopping by voice
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 Even as Amazon steps up a groceries war in the US following its $13.7BN acquisition of Whole Foods — cutting prices at the chain this weekend to amp up the pressure on rival Walmart — other supermarket pl [...]
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Amazon and Microsoft agree their voice assistants will talk (to each other)
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 Those betting big on AI making voice the dominant user interface of the future are not betting so big as to believe their respective artificially intelligent voice assistants will be the sole vocal oracle that Internet [...]
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Amazon expands program that pays Alexa developers for top-performing voice apps
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 Amazon today announced a new program that gives developers a way to earn money for their Alexa skills – the voice apps that run on smart speakers like the Echo, and other Alexa-powered devices. According to the co [...]
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Google’s voice typing tech adds support for 30 more languages, reaching further into Africa, India
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 Google today is expanding its speech recognition capabilities to support dozens of new languages, particularly those in emerging markets in India and Africa, the company announced this morning. That means more people ar [...]
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Amazon pushes Alexa ordering with $10 for first-time voice shoppers and Prime discounts
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 Amazon is again pushing Alexa’s voice shopping capabilities with today’s announcement of Prime Day deals. Prime Day, Amazon’s own version of a Black Friday sale – but only for Prime members ̵ [...]
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