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Google and Disney launch interactive Little Golden Books that work with Google Home – TechCrunch

Google and Disney launch interactive Little Golden Books that work with Google Home – TechCrunch Today’s kids are too young to remember Disney’s read-along books and records, which combined narration and sounds with physical books to make reading more entertaining. But they may have laid their hands on more modern …

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You can now use Alexa to move around inside apps like Netflix and Hulu on Fire TV Cube – TechCrunch

You can now use Alexa to move around inside apps like Netflix and Hulu on Fire TV Cube – TechCrunch Amazon is making it easier to use Alexa to do more than launch apps and streaming services on Fire TV devices, but to also navigate once inside them. The company …

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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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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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