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Google Bringing The Assistant To Tablets And Lollipop Android Phones

Google is rolling out the Assistant to more devices.  Soon, it'll be available on Android tablets that run Nougat and Marshmallow, as well as smartphones running Lolliop. The folks in the US who are running English will be the first to get access.  But, there will be a wide array of Android 5.0 smartphones (Lollipop) getting the [...]

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Amazon Controls 70% Of Digital Assistant Device Market [eMarketer]

Based on a new analysis and forecast from eMarketer, Amazon owns 70 percent of the “Voice-Enabled Speaker Market.” According to the firm, more than 35 million people in the US will be using one of these stand-alone devices at least monthly in 2017. Even more, 60 million in the US is going to use digital assistants on [...]

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Are You Ready? Bot-To-Bot Marketing Is Coming Soon

A new marketing channel has been emerging over the last year or so, and this channel revolves around bots and intelligent agents. These bots and agents includes voice-based intelligence like Google Home’s Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa, and chatbots that will interact through text conversions.  Marketers are starting to plan their conversational strategies and logic for this channel. [...]

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Search For Hey Siri Commands Available On iOS Devices

A new site is out there that aims at documenting the "Hey Siri" commands that are available for use on iOS devices, like iPads and iPhones.  This is just like the previous report that was done a month ago about the site that lets you search for Ok Google commands. The site is available at and lists 489 [...]

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Apple Opens Up Siri To Third-Party Developers

One of the many announcements that was made during Apple's developer conference on June 13, there was the anticipated news that Siri would be opened up to third-party developers.  Through a new API, developers would be able to enable their apps to work with Siri:   For the first time, developers can build on the intelligence Siri [...]

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Baidu Upgrades Mobile Virtual Assistant With Local Commerce Services

There has been a recent upgrade to Baidu's mobile virtual assistant that adds voice-enable local transitions, which is powered by an AI, known as "Duer."  This translates as "Du Secretary." A possible translation of of "du" is "to study, to learn."  As Greg Sterling said himself, when you pronounce the word, it sounds like the English word, "do," which [...]

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