Skype calling is coming to Alexa devices

Skype calling is coming to Alexa devices

While everybody has been talking about Amazon’s Alexa-enabled microwave, it has been announced that Amazon’s Alexa devices will soon be able to manage Skype calls. The Amazon and Microsoft partnership means that people using Alexa devices will be able to make outgoing voice and video calls, accept incoming Skype call, and make SkypeOut calls using just […]

Amazon’s Alexa assistant now works with over 20K devices

Amazon’s Alexa assistant now works with over 20K devices

Amazon’s digital assistant technology Alexa is now available on 20,000 devices according to the internet retailer, an impressive increase on the 4,000 connected devices where users could access the smart assistant at the start of the year. The figure was revealed during an Amazon press event at IFA in Berlin, as reported by CNET, where […]

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 […]

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