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Topic: Amazon Echo

Automakers Are Going All In With Integrating Voice Assistants Into Vehicle Dashboards

Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana take over CES

While many say CES 2017 was somewhat of a lackluster year for any sort of major breakthrough in technology, one key theme has been the increasingly ubiquitous use of voice…

5 Bleeding-Edge Brands That Are Infusing Retail With Artificial Intelligence

Starbucks, Lowe's and others roll out robots

The next time you're in a Lowe's hardware store don't be surprised if a robot zooms up to ask if anyone needs help. And when you order your morning joe,…

Hearst Is Launching a 10-Person Team Tasked With Building Voice-Activated Experiences

Includes big bets on AI and AR

Good Housekeeping's December issue Hearst may be a 129-year-old media company,  but even it's planning for a Jetsons-like future when news will be consumed through voice-controlled technology. The New York-based company has…

How This Agency Built Its Own App Using Amazon Echo

Voice skills have become big business for Rain

Last October, New York-based digital agency Rain worked with Campbell's to find a new way to push out the CPG giant's library of recipes, creating one of the first branded…

Jeff Bezos Isn't Convinced That the Washington Post Can Survive on Payment Services

He also slams Trump and Peter Thiel

Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief and owner of the Washington Post, isn't sure that services like paywalls and tiered subscriptions can work for publishers. During a wide-ranging panel at Vanity Fair's New…

Amazon Made More Than a Hundred 10-Second Ads Asking Alexa the Funniest Things

Based on real Echo users' stories

People are using Amazon Echo in so many different ways, and asking its AI, Alexa, so many different things, that the brand decided it was perfect for little vignettes. So,…

Alexa Is Your Suburban Guardian Angel in Amazon's New Ads for the Echo

Always watching over you

The Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo can answer questions, play music, control smart devices and fulfill numerous other suburban needs, according to two new ads for Amazon's command device. "The Break Up" sees…

Patrón Wants to Help You Find the Perfect Cocktail Using Your Amazon Echo

And make buying a bottle possible via the device

Are robots the new bartenders? Maybe not, but Patrón tequila is launching a web platform today called Patrón Cocktail Lab that's aimed at making at least part of the drinking…

Amazon Prime Day Sales Were Up 60%, and Robot Vacuum Cleaners Sold Like Crazy

23,000 Roombas purchased

If you are tired of hearing about Amazon Prime Day, well, put your hands over your ears because there are more on the way. The e-retail giant's self-created holiday Tuesday generated 60…

How Amazon Is Slowly Building a World in Which It Takes Very Little Effort to Shop

'Replenishment' service nabs GE, other brands

If you use all of Amazon's technologies in the near future, you almost won't have to leave your home. And you won't even have to push buttons to get your…

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