Virgin Trains passengers can now use Amazon Alexa to buy tickets in travel industry first

Virgin Trains passengers can now use Amazon Alexa to buy tickets in travel industry first

Virgin Trains have today become the first travel operator in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa, with customers now able to book Advance Single tickets using just their voice. The innovative collaboration will enable rail travellers to sort their tickers with one simple voice-based transaction via an Alexa-enabled Amazon device, including Amazon Echo, […]

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 […]

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ unveils Google smart-speaker adventure

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ unveils Google smart-speaker adventure

Netflix is promoting its “Lost in Space” reboot with a new interactive audio adventure on Google’s smart speakers: The “Lost in Space” audio game encourages participants to help key characters of the show after their spaceship crash-lands on an unknown planet. The audio adventure, which lasts between 5 and 6 minutes, features a branched narrative […]

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 […]

Amazon releases its first commercial for the Echo Spot

Amazon releases its first commercial for the Echo Spot

Amazon has released an ad for the Echo Spot on YouTube. The ad called “Be Together More” is only a minute long, and it’s full of feels. The commercial tells a heartfelt story about a grandma who is left home alone with her cat after a visit from her family. She’s gifted an Amazon Echo […]

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 […]