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Alexa and Google Assistant have a problem: People aren’t sticking with voice apps they try

Discovery and retention issues are both challenge and opportunity.<p>Amazon Echo and Google Home were the breakaway hits of the holiday shopping season. But both devices — and the voice technologies that power them — have some major hurdles to overcome if they want to keep both consumers and software …

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Alexa, stop already: six of the worst Amazon Echo skills

Every time Amazon has news about the Echo it likes to trot out the latest stat for the number of skills (or apps) available for its digital assistant Alexa. The most recent figure was the impressive-sounding “7,000-plus,” but anyone who actually uses an Echo knows that the <i>vast</i> majority of these …

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How To Use the Amazon Echo’s Secret Celebrity Alarm Clocks

Love him or hate him, people generally have strong feelings about Alec Baldwin. And depending on whether you love or hate waking up in the morning, …

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Save $100 on a pair of 'smart' Bluetooth headphones — and more of today's best deals

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a small share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in …

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Auto Parts Sellers Skid After Report on Amazon’s Entry

Shares of U.S. auto part retailers fell sharply on Monday following a report that Amazon.com had set its sights on the $50 billion do-it-yourself …

Markets

Alexa, the Killer App

Most Popular<p>The superstar of Consumer Electronics Show 2017 was not a car, or a robot, or even a TV. It was Alexa Voice Service (AVS), the software …

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Amazon’s logistics footprint in the US is only getting bigger

Amazon is bulking up its logistics network at home. After adding 26 new fulfillment centers in the US in 2017, the e-commerce giant on Monday announced that it was opening up another new facility in Colorado. That comes after the company announced plans for similar centers in Maryland, Florida, and …

AI Voice Assistant Apps are Proliferating, but People Don’t Use Them

Limited to just audio, users of Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant don’t seem to stick with apps that run on their helper’s software. Would a …

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Wal-Mart Raises the Stakes in E-commerce Arms Race With Amazon

Image Source: Wal-Mart.<p>If <b>Wal-Mart</b> (NYSE: WMT) stands any chance of going head to head with<b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN), it'll have to use its physical store locations to its advantage. To that end, the company is streamlining its management team to align its e-commerce and brick-and-mortar operations. The …

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How to remove Alexa devices from your Amazon account

In most cases, you will never need to remove one of your Alexa devices from your account. At most, if you're having technical issues, you might need to factory data reset the device.<p>That said, if you plan on returning, selling your Alexa speaker or switching the Amazon account it's connected to, …

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Amazon’s next frontier to conquer? Auto parts

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, whose online behemoth is likely to become the country’s No. 1 apparel retailer this year, is setting his sights on what could …

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Google Home review

<i>Editor's note: This is a review of the Google Home in the US. It is not currently available in the UK, but we've now imported one and we'll be</i> …

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4 Tech Billionaires Who Could Run For President Of The US One Day

Love it or hate it, Donald Trump has proven that a changing of social values and ostentatious confrontation can cut through decades of political …

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Amazon launches £20,000 prize for self-published ebooks

Online retailer Amazon UK has taken on big awards such as the Man Booker and Costa Book Awards by launching its own literary prize – for self-published ebooks.<p>The Kindle Storyteller Prize carries a cash award of £20,000: far smaller than the £50,000 Man Booker Prize, but equal to the winner's purse …

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Amazon’s 13 best daily deals: Vizio sound bar, Surface Pro 3, iPhone 7/7 Plus battery cases, more

Okay bargain hunters, we are most definitely starting off this week with a bang, and we’ll cut right to the chase. Highlights from today’s list of …

Gear & Gadgets

Silvan Innovation Labs lends 'VOICE' to home automation through Amazon Echo

January 23, 2017:<p><b>Business Wire India</b><p><b>All Silvan Lab products to sync with Amazon Echo</b>• <b><br>Use voice command to control home automation gadgets</b>• <b><br>Lock or</b> …

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Amazon’s year in weird drone and transportation patents

Floating warehouses, voice-controlled drones and a network of subterranean tunnels.<p>Over the past year, Amazon has been on a drone and transportation patent spree as the online retail giant continues to make moves toward becoming its own delivery service.<p>In mid-December, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared …

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Buy 32lt Under Bed Plastic Storage Box with Lid and Wheels Blue Green

<b>Delivery rates are dependent on the size of the products being ordered, the value of the order and also the delivery postcode. There are several</b> …

Drones

iPad App of the Week: Amazon Prime Video

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every week. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon …

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This French startup is trying to take away one of Amazon's crucial advantages over small businesses

LONDON — Amazon is a juggernaut. It is bigger than Wal-Mart, and tens of millions of people subscribe to its Amazon Prime premium service.<p>And this huge size helps reinforce its dominance, allowing it to offer a huge selection of items at cheap prices. Even if smaller businesses can compete with its …

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Which connected camera is best for your smart home?

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This Is Amazon's Plan to Squeeze Every Dollar Out of Its Video Content

Image source: Amazon.com.<p>Earlier this month, <b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) launched Anime Strike, an anime-focused streaming video channel that Amazon Prime members can subscribe to for $5 per month. Unlike the hundred other Amazon Channels from content providers like HBO, Comedy Central, and History …

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Amazon and Goggle fight crucial battle over voice recognition

The retail giant has a threatening lead over its rival with the Echo and Alexa, as questions remain over how the search engine can turn voice technology into revenue<p>Amazon and Google always thrive in the fourth quarter as people get out their wallets for Christmas. Both companies – or in Google’s …

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15 Wintry Ankle Boots You Can Absolutely Wear to Work

Welp, it's snowing, raining, and/or freezing in most parts of the country, which means you have two options: 1) Strap on your chunky winter boots and change into the shoes that actually go with your outfit when you get to the office or 2) Wear a pair of boots that protect your feet <i>and</i> look …

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When is The Man in The High Castle season 3 out? Amazon Prime release date, cast and more

When will The Man in The Hight Castle season 3 be released on Amazon?<p>The Philip K Dick adaptation broke Amazon Prime streaming records with the …

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Amazon and Netflix Set Their Sights on Oscar Nominations

Awards season is already in full swing in Hollywood, but the industry's signature event is still more than a month away. This week, we'll get a …

Entertainment

Amazon Alexa on a phone: What's the big deal?

Imagine if Siri and Google Now had an app store filled with 7,000 extra tricks you could teach them for free. That's the promise of Amazon's cloud-based Alexa assistant on a phone, which debuts with the Huawei Mate 9 in February (for US markets only right now).<p>The integration brings up a whole lot …

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27 Products For People Who Love To Eat, But Suck At Cooking

Less stress, less mess, more eating.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b><p>1. A set of measuring spoons for those hard-to-guess amounts that add juuuuust the right amount of flavor.<p>Get them from Amazon for …

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Your sweet tooth will thank you — meet Amazon’s Prime Surprise Sweets

Why it matters to you<p>While Dash buttons are generally for well-established brands, this is a new strategy for more artisanal edible goods<p>If you …

Dessert

37 Things That Belong In Every Lazy Person’s Dream Home

Sit back, relax, and let these products do the work for you.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b><p>1. A claw grabber that’ll save you the trouble of dragging a step stool closer to a lofty shelf.<p>Buy one for …

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