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Amazon launches an Alexa Auto SDK to bring its voice assistant to more cars – TechCrunch

Amazon launches an Alexa Auto SDK to bring its voice assistant to more cars – TechCrunch Amazon this morning announced the launch of a toolkit for developers that will allow them to integrate Alexa into cars’ infotainment systems. The “Alexa Auto SDK” is available now on GitHub, and includes all …

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Amazon Alexa’s new ‘Answer Update’ feature will notify you when Alexa learns something new – TechCrunch

Amazon Alexa’s new ‘Answer Update’ feature will notify you when Alexa learns something new – TechCrunch Amazon confirmed it’s rolling out a new feature called “Answer Update” to Alexa device users over the next week, which will notify users when Alexa learns the answer to a question the assistant didn’t …

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Amazon’s newest Alexa Fund recipients are less consumer-focused – TechCrunch

Amazon’s newest Alexa Fund recipients are less consumer-focused – TechCrunch Amazon is today announcing the new batch of startups joining its Alexa Accelerator program, powered by Techstars. Members of last year’s Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator program, which backs companies developing new experiences using voice-based technologies, went on to raise over $10 …

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Amazon now lets you share your custom skills made with Alexa Blueprints – TechCrunch

Amazon now lets you share your custom skills made with Alexa Blueprints – TechCrunch Earlier this year, Amazon introduced “Alexa Blueprints” – a way for anyone to create their own customized Alexa skills for personal use, without needing to know how to code. Today, the company will allow those skills …

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Amazon will now directly pay top Alexa ‘kid’ skill developers in the U.K. and Germany – TechCrunch

Amazon will now directly pay top Alexa ‘kid’ skill developers in the U.K. and Germany – TechCrunch Amazon is expanding its program that pays developers directly for their top-performing Alexa skills, by now offering these “developer rewards,” as they’re called, to those based in the U.K. and Germany who publish …

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Google Assistant adds digital subscriptions and more ways to engage with Actions – TechCrunch

Google Assistant adds digital subscriptions and more ways to engage with Actions – TechCrunch Google Assistant is catching up with – and in some cases, passing – Alexa on a variety of fronts, with a wealth of new features announced today at Google’s I/O developer conference. The company is launching …

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