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Amazon Alexa

Amazon just dropped a huge hint that Alexa is about to get even smart...

The foundation of Amazon Alexa’s “intelligence” is the individual apps, called Skills, that a user can enable to enhance the functionality of the service. Anyone can build a Skill... Read More

VUI Design

The Impact of Voice Design on Naming

Naming is hard. When you’re deciding what to call your startup, product or even band, finding the right words that evoke the desired emotion while creating something memorable can be a... Read More

Amazon Alexa, Research, Voice

3 Things To Know About The Market Opportunity of Devices Like Amazon ...

Gartner recently released a research report on what they’ve titled “Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA)-Enabled Wireless Speakers.” While Amazon Alexa-powered devices such as Echo and Dot make up most... Read More

Amazon Alexa

Every Alexa Project From TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon This Year

TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco is just wrapping up, but the whole event kicked off this past weekend the way it always does with the Disrupt Hackathon. Much like... Read More

Amazon Alexa

Three places we’ll see Amazon Alexa dominate (besides the home)

Famed analyst Mary Meeker dropped her Internet Trends 2016 research report recently, with a large portion of it dedicated to the rise of voice UI and the success... Read More

Amazon Alexa

Every Alexa Project From TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon This Year

The latest TechCrunch Disrupt conference is upon us. Setting up shop across the river in Brooklyn for the first time, TC continued their tradition of kicking things off... Read More

Amazon Alexa

VR is a dud for all the reasons Amazon’s Alexa will be huge

Earlier today, sassy hardware enthusiast and TechCrunch columnist John Biggs outlined the reasons he believes that the current white-hot promise of Virtual Reality will be DOA. He makes... Read More