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Walmart’s Voice Device Will Help Employees With Day-to-Day Tasks and Emergency Situations

Walmart's Ask Sam app offers answers to associates and customers in real time.

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New Voice Apps Are Declining as a Breakout Hit Remains Elusive

Amazon's Alexa platform has yet to see a viral app hit that might boost interest in its marketplace.

The Future In-Car Experience and What It Means for Marketers

Connected vehicles present a unique opportunity.

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Amazon’s Patrick Gauthier Says Retailers Should Prepare for Voice Commerce

Consumers are finally warming to the idea of voice-enabled shopping.

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What We Can Expect From Voice Devices in 2020

We were wrong to assume that chatbots and voice bots would naturally slide into their role as autonomous shopping tools.

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Here’s What Amazon Prime Members Loved Most in 2019

Their favorites included avocados, Jack Ryan and Old Town Road.

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Google Struggled to Sell Smart Speakers in Q3, But Amazon Killed It

Amazon shipped almost three times as many devices during the quarter, according to tech analysis firm Canalys.

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Walmart Expands Voice Ordering to Apple’s Siri

In the increasingly competitive field of online grocery, Walmart is adding more functionality to its digital shopping cart.

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Amazon and Google Can’t Keep Up With Local Devices in China

Amazon and Google can't compete with the fast-growing Chinese market against local players like Alibaba, Baidu and Xiaomi.

People With Down Syndrome, Frustrated by Voice Devices, Are Teaching Google to Hear Them

A new partnership from FCB Canada and its advocacy client, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society.

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Break Your Artistic Block With Adobe’s New Amazon Alexa Skill

The software company hopes to inspire creatives.

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Insecure’s Issa Rae Is the Next Voice of Google Assistant

This marks a departure from male-dominated voices.

Coming Soon: Samuel L. Jackson as Amazon’s Alexa

Prompt her to 'ask Samuel L. Jackson for the weather.'

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4 Ways to Avoid Having AI Release Consumers’ Inner Sociopath

Voice assistants encourage too much abuse from users.

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Baidu Emerges as Amazon’s Biggest Rival in the Smart Speaker Market

Amazon remains the top seller globally ... for now.