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How SiriusXM is Dominating in the Spotify Era | Digital Trends

SiriusXM<p>On-demand music streaming services currently dominate listening time across the globe, with the two leading companies, Spotify and Apple …

Music Industry

Amazon lays off hundreds, pointing to Jeff Bezos' focus on Alexa

Amazon sells clothes and other fun products, but in 2018, the tech giant is doubling down on technology.<p>The latest sign: Amazon plans to lay off …

eCommerce

While You Weren’t Watching, Christian Radio Grew Into A Goliath.

While traditional radio companies continually evaluate ways to increase ad revenue and integrate new strategies to hold onto audience amid a …

Nonprofits

Borrow e-books and audiobooks from your local library with Libby [App of the Week]

I’m usually not one for New Year’s resolutions, but at the start of 2018 I told myself I would try to finish one novel every week.I had a variety of …

Apps

Will people buy audiobooks and ebooks from Walmart?

Walmart and Kobo announced a strategic alliance a few weeks ago, where the retailer will stock Kobo e-readers in hundreds of their stores in the …

How to Build Popular Podcasts and Blogs

<b>“Let the silence do the work.”</b> <i><br>– Cal Fussman</i><p>Many of you have asked me about strategies for building a popular blog and podcast. I’ve covered some …

Self-improvement

New test shows Siri on HomePod answer 52% of questions correctly, lagging behind Alexa & Google Assistant

Now that Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is available to everyone, it’s being put through a slew of tests. <i>Loup Ventures</i> this weekend shared results from a detailed series of tests that it put the HomePod through, as well as how those results compare to other smart speakers …<p>The tech research firm …

Tech Trends

Here's How 5 Huge Brands Are Marketing to You Through Amazon Alexa

You can't listen to all of your consumers, but Alexa can. These smart brands have started using voice assistants to engage their consumers.<p>She's been around for just over three years, and many of us are already on a first name basis with Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant. According to VoiceLabs, over …

Smart Homes

Could What Your Amazon Alexa Overhears Be Used Against You?

<b>Published:</b> Friday, January 06, 2017 @ 12:29 PM <b><br>By:</b> Adam Levin<p>Have you seen the Geico ad with the talking parrot? A 19th-century ship is boarded, the …

Dayton Flyers

7 Ways That Broadcasters Can Celebrate World Radio Day

Let me be one of the first to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day. This year is rocketing along at warp speed. I’ve noticed that just about everyone I …

The Future

Apple HomePod Sound Quality Trails Sonos One and Google Home Max

The Apple HomePod’s sound quality is very good, but not as good as competing “smart” speakers like the Sonos One and the Google Home Max.<p>That’s the …

Tech Trends

The UK: almost ready to turn off FM?

<b>Radio Tomorrow</b> with <b>James Cridland</b>Across Europe, they’ve been busy switching off AM, and the switchoff of FM is getting closer for one of the largest …

Google Home