Voice-controlled device use for online shopping in UK ‘to triple in 2018’, according to Narvar

Voice-controlled device use for online shopping in UK ‘to triple in 2018’, according to Narvar

Two percent of all UK consumers are already using voice-controlled devices such as Google Home and Amazon Echo for online shopping, accounting for 20% of all device owners in the UK, according to new research. The survey of almost 3000 UK consumers, conducted by post-purchase experts Narvar in association with YouGov, reveals that adoption of […]

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 […]

Domino’s Launches Amazon Echo Ordering in the UK

Domino’s Launches Amazon Echo Ordering in the UK

Domino’s, one of the UK’s favourite pizza, is once again pioneering the use of new technologies to make ordering a pizza even easier, with voice-activated ordering through Amazon’s Echo and Dot devices. Working closely with its innovation agency We Are Social, Domino’s now allows customers with an Easy Order profile to place an order for […]

Verto Analytics: Growth of personal assistant apps ‘spotty and sluggish’

Verto Analytics: Growth of personal assistant apps ‘spotty and sluggish’

The use of personal assistant apps on smartphones is showing stagnation and even a decrease in certain cases, partly as people start to use standalone home devices such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home instead of their mobiles to complete everyday internet tasks. Consumer-centric measurement firm Verto Analytics monitored a panel of US adults who […]

Google readying the launch of its rival to the Amazon Echo

Google readying the launch of its rival to the Amazon Echo

Google is readying a major push into the home connected devices market with its own iteration of the Amazon Echo. The Alphabet company is reportedly working on an Internet of Things device that will work off of its search and voice assistant technology. Codenamed ‘Chirp’, the portable speaker is said to resemble its OnHub wireless […]