Amazon Echo

  • Beware of the hype that surrounds voice search advertising

    … and awareness, the report concluded. Is Google at risk of losing its dominant position? Some industry analysts have contemplated whether voice search is a risk to Google’s dominant position in digital media. Amazon’s Echo will be used by 70.6 percent of the 35.6 million Americans who use a voice-activated assistant device at least once a month…

    Digidayin Mobile- 20 readers -
  • Why Voice Search Is the Future

    … with us. Now voice is so effective that talking with objects is as easy as talking with humans. I remember when my son first laid eyes on the Amazon Echo. No one needed to tell him how to use it. He just started asking it questions, first to retrieve information – who won the last 10 Super Bowls, what music is popular, and so on. And then our family…

    Jon Schepke/ Street Fight- 19 readers -
  • Actions for Google Home: Time for brands to get creative

    … Google’s Home device was launched in November 2016 in the US, and as recently as April 6 2017 in the UK. As a direct rival to Amazon’s Echo in the battle to gain control of the intelligent digital assistant market, Home has made great strides already. Some sources estimate that Google may already have an installed base one-third the size…

    Search Engine Watchin Google- 26 readers -
  • On the road to voice payments, Google and Amazon pull ahead of Apple

    … with Google Wallet in 2011, the first attempt at a mobile wallet for consumers that never really took off — and was overshadowed by Apple Pay, which launched months later. But now Google has a leg up in voice, which is probably the next shift in consumer behavior, and as a result, payments. The same is true for Amazon. Google’s Hands Free facial recognition…

    Digidayin Google- 20 readers -
  • CNN will bring Anderson Cooper to the Amazon Echo

    … For years, CNN’s news brand has been synonymous with its hosts and anchors. Yet as it’s set up beachheads on the platforms where more and more people consume news, it’s had to leave its broadcast stars on the sidelines: You can get CNN news on Facebook and Snapchat and Twitter, but you won’t get Anderson Cooper or Fareed Zakaria or Erin Burnett…

    Digiday- 13 readers -
  • What does Meeker’s Internet Trends report tell us about voice search?

    … might be for tracking the use of smart home hubs like Amazon Echo in a few years’ time. Google is, of course, by no means the only search engine experiencing this trend, and the report goes on to illustrate the rise in speech recognition and text to speech usage for the Chinese search engine Baidu. Meeker notes that “typing Chinese on a small…

    Search Engine Watch- 37 readers -
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