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Voice Report – March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Samsung Announces its new Voice Assistant: Bixby
Showcasing the split between Google and other Android manufacturers, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S8 will use Samsung’s Bixby AI Assistant.

Huawei Mate 9 Phone Adds Alexa Support
Alexa will be available, through an app, on the Huawei Mate 9. Alexa’s weakness is that it does not have native support on any major phone.

City of Los Angeles Releases Alexa Skill
Another sign of Alexa’s growing footprint, The City of Los Angeles has released an Alexa Skill. They plan to build software for Cortana, Google and Siri at a later date.

Voice Report – March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Google Home
Google Home Runs Ad for Beauty and the Beast
As discussed in our State of Alexa report, Google’s existing revenue model is based on selling advertising. This week they started playing ads when Google Home users requested their daily “My Day” update.

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Giving $100 / Month AWS Credits to Alexa Developers
To help promote the creation of Alexa Skills, Amazon is giving developers $100 of AWS credits per month – in addition to the standard 1 million free Lambda calls and other Free Tier services. 10,000 skills and counting…

Alexa is Now in Amazon’s iPhone App
Users can now access Alexa through Amazon’s main iPhone app. This is the first time Amazon has given users a way to speak to Alexa through an iPhone.

Roomba get an Alexa Skill
Finally, you can say “Alexa, tell Roomba to start cleaning.”

Voice Report – March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Google Home
Google Assistant Coming to More Android Phones

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Drops 1st Amendment Defense When Defendant Agrees to Release Alexa Data

New Echo Devices May Enable Phone Calls and Intercom Functionality

Alexa Skills Hackathon Offering $5,000 Grand Prize