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Sonos One Review: Amazon's Alexa Is Here, But It Still Has Some Growing Up to Do

I like my Echo. In my house, we use it to play radio stations, to get the weather, and to answer questions like “When was the Edo period?” One thing I don’t often use the Echo for is music. That’s … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Making a business case for Alexa

I have been fascinated with the idea of a personal voice assistant since the day Amazon made their Echo devices available. Once in awhile I come back to it, try to write another skill, see what is new. I published … Continue reading

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Got Alexa? 12 devices that extend its reach

Alexa adds a new voice to devices Image by Steve Traynor/IDG Amazon’s Alexa voice service — the cloud-based intelligent personal assistant — is quickly being adopted by a wide range of third-party product manufacturers. Despite rumors of in-home privacy issues, a … Continue reading

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AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday. Developers with an active Alexa skill —  a service that expands the capabilities … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Alexa gains support for Outlook calendars

Users of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant can now ask it questions about the contents of their Microsoft-hosted calendars. On Wednesday, the assistant gained the ability to interact with calendars from Outlook.com and Office 365, similar to how it works with … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Alexa revisited: Reflections on living with Amazon’s assistant

Last summer I wrote about my initial experience using Amazon Alexa. Alexa continues to be a hit, and was a major success story at CES 2017. We’ve been using it for a few months now and I’d like to revisit … Continue reading

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The top 14 products featuring Amazon Alexa integration demoed at CES

Alexa is everywhere Image by Ford Being cloud based, Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant isn’t limited to Amazon’s own Echo hardware. In fact, she was all over CES last week, in products ranging from home appliances to automobiles. Some devices come … Continue reading

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New partner programs for AWS are aimed at growing Alexa, IoT, and more

While Amazon Web Services touts the self-service capabilities of its cloud, the company also works with a large number of channel partners to help companies migrate to and use its services. The cloud provider announced a suite of updates to … Continue reading

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Amazon Alexa Voice Service Open To More Developers

Amazon is looking to open its Alexa voice service to more developers and offering $ 100 million to get the service off the ground. InformationWeek: Cloud

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