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Smart speakers used primarily for music and information — and shopping

Smart speakers used primarily for music and information — and shopping A survey of Alexa and Google Home users shows most people use their devices for core functions and had issues discovering third-party apps. A significant number of people use their device for shopping. The post Smart speakers used primarily …

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Sonos delays Google Assistant integration until 2019, private beta to launch in 2018 – TechCrunch

Sonos delays Google Assistant integration until 2019, private beta to launch in 2018 – TechCrunch Sonos today announced that Google Assistant will not be available on its products until at least 2019. The service was supposed to launch in 2018 but the company said in a blog posting it needs …

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Alexa for Business opens up to third-party device makers – TechCrunch

Alexa for Business opens up to third-party device makers – TechCrunch Last year, Amazon announced a new initiative, Alexa for Business, designed to introduce its voice assistant technology and Echo devices into a corporate setting. Today, it’s giving the platform a big upgrade by opening it up to device makers …

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U.S. smart speaker adoption grew to 24% in Q2 2018, 4 in 10 own more than one – TechCrunch

U.S. smart speaker adoption grew to 24% in Q2 2018, 4 in 10 own more than one – TechCrunch In the second quarter, the adoption of smart speakers – like Amazon Echo and Google Home devices – grew to 24% in the U.S., up from 22% the prior quarter, according …

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Investors are tuning out Sonos after a disappointing quarter – TechCrunch

Investors are tuning out Sonos after a disappointing quarter – TechCrunch Sonos stock is still struggling to recover after a disappointing earnings report sent shares of the audio hardware manufacturing company plummeting. The stock is currently down over 18 percent in trading on the Nasdaq after yesterday’s news that the …

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Anker debuts robot vacuum and Alexa-friendly smart speaker at IFA 2018

Anker debuts robot vacuum and Alexa-friendly smart speaker at IFA 2018 Anker introduced the Soundcore Flare S+ smart speaker and Eufy Robovac 30C at IFA 2018. The Flare S+ speaker adds battery power and Alexa compatibility. The Robovac 30C, now Alexa and Google Assistant compatible, also gains suction power. The …

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