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 […]

Amazon Echo comes in red now to help raise funds to fight AIDS

Amazon Echo comes in red now to help raise funds to fight AIDS

The new, second-generation Amazon Echo smart speaker comes in a variety of different coloured shells. Amazon is adding one more to the mix: a bright red shell that’ll help raise money for the fight against AIDS. The newly coloured Echo is part of a collaboration between Amazon and (RED), and just one of a collection […]

More shoppers welcome Amazon and Google voice-activated devices into their homes, according to CIRP

More shoppers welcome Amazon and Google voice-activated devices into their homes, according to CIRP

As retailers add voice-activated ordering technology, data shows that shoppers are increasingly bringing voice-enabled devices into their homes. 27 million of the devices—either an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo, Dot or Tap device, or a Google Home voice-activated device—are in U.S. consumers’ homes as of Sept. 30, up 25.9% from 20 million devices at the end of June, according to just-released […]