RoosterMoney unveils pocket money skill for Amazon Alexa

RoosterMoney unveils pocket money skill for Amazon Alexa

With skills aimed at children and families proving to be one of the fastest growing categories for Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, mobile ‘pocket money’ tracking app RoosterMoney has announced the launch of the first-ever pocket money skill for the voice assistant. The RoosterMoney skill enables users to track their saving and spending, as well as keeping them […]

Google Assistant outperforms Alexa, Cortana and Siri again, according to Stone Temple Consulting

Google Assistant outperforms Alexa, Cortana and Siri again, according to Stone Temple Consulting

For the second year in a row, marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting has confirmed that Google Assistant is the smartest and the most efficient virtual assistants on the market. In an attempt to figure out which smart speaker is the most intelligent, Stone Temple asked the Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana approximately […]

Amazon made a kid-friendly Alexa with an Echo Dot to match

Amazon made a kid-friendly Alexa with an Echo Dot to match

Amazon has unveiled the Echo Dot Kids Edition with a custom version of Alexa that will read to kids, play music, answer questions and do other chores. It uses a new flavor of its FreeTime app called FreeTime for Alexa that includes parent controls and family-friendly features that run on the Echo, Echo Dot or […]

Two-thirds of advertisers plan ads for voice-activated devices this year, according to MTM

Two-thirds of advertisers plan ads for voice-activated devices this year, according to MTM

Armed with the ability to target ads to voice-activated devices, more than two-thirds (68%) of advertisers plan to create ads specifically for these gadgets in the coming year. A survey of 232 UK media agency and brand-side executives by MTM has found that 79% of advertisers and agencies believe reaching audiences through voice-activated devices in […]

DAS announces new Alexa skill for Amazon Echo

DAS announces new Alexa skill for Amazon Echo

We’d like to introduce you to our newest team member. #LegalAlexa Download the skill today.https://t.co/IS6AQ1X2eg #Insurtech #LegalTech #Alexa pic.twitter.com/SStU98nA24 — DAS UK Group (@DASLegalUK) January 25, 2018 DAS UK Group has become the world’s first legal expenses insurer to launch an innovative new Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo. DAS customers and the general public […]

Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment

Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment

Japanese electronics company Panasonic has been working with both Amazon and Google to bring their respective virtual assistants to in-car infotainment systems. The company’s vehicle division announced – at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – that it had upgraded its Skip Generation (SkipGen) IVI platform to Android 8.1 Oreo, giving the system access to Google […]