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Hashtag Trending – Voice-first fragmentation, Alexa in your ear, Alexa in your boardroom

In 2019, voice-first smart assistants will face a fragmentation problem. They’ll also be literally in your ear. And they’ll be...

December 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Amazon releases Canadian French language for Alexa developers

Alexa will soon be able to speak Canadian French and developers interested in using the language for their Skills or...

October 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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BlackBerry is working with Amazon on an Alexa device for the enterprise

NEW YORK CITY -- Waterloo, On.-based BlackBerry is working with Amazon on a BlackBerry Alexa device that will be secured...

October 4th, 2018 Brian Jackson


Speak Up!: Exploring Manulife’s Alexa Skill

Amazon's Alexa has been making waves, especially with all of the new skills that are now available. In our latest...

September 6th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

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Amazon says Alexa Canadian French language support is ‘coming soon’

Amazon Alexa will introduce Canadian French language support soon, IT World Canada has learned. Amazon launched Alexa to the Canadian...

August 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Hashtag Trending – Amazon Prime Day; Microsoft Inspire; Dr. Alexa gives bad advice

Thanks to Amazon, today is like Boxing Day in July. Microsoft is hosting its annual partner conference this week. And...

July 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Connected Lab hosts Alexa Skills hackathon featuring Echo Spot

If you find that it's hard to motivate your kids to do chores around the house, Alexa may be able...

June 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Hashtag Trending – Washington sues Google and Facebook; ZTE strikes deal with U.S.; Sonos’ new Alexa-enabled speaker

The state of Washington has sued Google and Facebook for allegedly not disclosing who purchased election ads. Chinese smartphone manufacturer...

June 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood