Apple: Siri

    • Apple introduces HomePod: A premium speaker with Siri

      As anticipated, Apple introduced its Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor today at WWDC, its developer conference in San Jose. The retro-named HomePod has Siri built in, but Apple didn’t lead with that or immediately present the new device as a stand-alone virtual assistant. The company made its pitch by emphasizing the sound quality of the speaker and the overall music ex ...

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    • Report: Apple’s Siri-powered virtual assistant could be announced next week

      Apple might announce its long-rumored Siri-powered smart speaker during the company’s annual developer conference next week, according to a Bloomberg report. If true, the Apple speaker will compete with similar devices from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Andy Rubin’s company Essential and others. According to the report: The iPhone-maker has started manufacturing a long-in-the-w ...

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  • Amazon controls 70% of digital assistant device market [eMarketer]

    … digital assistants on any device, including smartphones, in 2017, says eMarketer. That’s more than 27 percent of smartphone users. These numbers are probably conservative. Here’s how eMarketer breaks down market share: Amazon Echo: 70.6 percent Google Home: 23.8 percent Others (Lenovo, LG, Harmon Kardon, Mattel): 5.6 percent According to eMarketer…

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  • Siri is Google’s nearest mobile search competitor [Report]

    … one-to-one with behavior. Siri was also the most widely adopted virtual assistant among the available choices, used by a higher number of iOS users than “Google Now” was by Android users. Google Assistant wasn’t one of the available choices on the survey. A very large percentage of respondents (72 percent) said they were using virtual assistants…

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  • Cortana comes to Android’s lockscreen, Siri does some new tricks

    … Earlier this year we reported that Cortana was coming to the Android lockscreen. Now it has officially launched. Here are some of the things you can do with Cortana “above the lock”: Get your schedule/see your day at a glance. Get and set reminders. Interact with and add to lists. Get answers to questions. Microsoft previously announced…

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  • Bot-to-bot marketing is coming soon. Are you ready?

    … Amazon Echo, housing the Alexa intelligent agent In the past year or so, a new marketing channel has emerged around bots and intelligent agents. This includes voice-based intelligent agents like Google Home’s Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa, and chatbots that interact largely through text conversations. Marketers are beginning to plan…

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  • Amazon: virtual assistants and AI robots have free speech rights too

    … that it simply exists and might be useful as evidence. The company says that without clearing a higher bar, that free speech would be “chilled” for Alexa-device owners: Such government demands inevitably chill users from exercising their First Amendment rights to seek and receive information and expressive content in the privacy of their own home…

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  • Now you can shop with Google Home — just like on Amazon Echo

    … Earlier today Google announced that you will now be able shop with Google Assistant on Google Home. This duplicates functionality already available on Amazon’s Alexa devices. Inventory is available from “participating Google Express retailers, including Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and more than 50…

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