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Voice-first experiences on Google Home, Amazon Alexa the next digital frontier for brands

Almost exactly 10 years after the iPhone launched, Google Home went on sale in Canada at the end of June....

July 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Using Google Home in Canada – All Hands on Tech

Americans have enjoyed the benefit of Amazon's Alexa for years and Google Home since November, yet Canadians are left waiting...

May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google Home - brown feature

Google just cleared another hurdle to launching Google Home to the Canadian market

Google Assistant has finished its Canadian French lessons and is ready to graduate to consumer chat app Allo, according to...

May 9th, 2017 Brian Jackson

New Amazon Web Services ‘Lex’ service really speaks to developers

Amazon Web Services Inc. gave developers several new good reasons to build in the cloud on Wednesday, offering access to...

April 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Amazon is letting OEMs in on the secret sauce behind the Echo

Amazon Inc. is opening the doors and sharing its Amazon Echo voice processing technology with OEMs. The high performance, 7-mic,...

April 18th, 2017 Alex Radu

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Google Home not available in Canada, but works like it is

Google Inc. announced that its Google Home speakers were officially launched in the U.K. April 6, but Canada is still...

April 10th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Amazon Chime – first impressions

I heard news the other day that Amazon is now offering its communications service called Chime. I thought I’d give...

March 27th, 2017 Don Sheppard

Alexa-Developers

AWS offers free building, hosting of Alexa skills to developers

Amazon says it is now free for Alexa developers to build and host most Alexa skills using Amazon Web Services....

March 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Interview: Amazon CTO Werner Vogels on AI services and experimentation

Ten years after its U.S. launch, Amazon Web Services (AWS) opened its first Canadian datacentre, located in Montreal, at the...

February 7th, 2017 Jim Love