Virtual Assistants

Renders of upcoming Huawei Mate 10 leak

Last year’s Huawei Mate 9 was a great device and the upcoming Mate 10 is looking to be even better. A few renders have leaked of the device, showing …

Tablets

20+ Genuine Online Jobs for Teens (Free and Fast Cash)

Are you a teen? Are you looking for some best <b>online jobs for teens</b>? You have come to the right place. Many teenagers today make money online at home …

Teens

6 Freelance Jobs You Can Do From Home

(Editor’s Note: This story is part of a partnership between Chasing the Dream and Next Avenue.) After you turn 50, there may be many reasons why you …

Baby Boomers

Perfecto brings automation to voice apps and virtual assistants

Chatbots are one area of innovation that is driving and changing engagement for digital experiences, and a number of customers and others in the …

Software Development

50 Small Business Ideas for Solopreneurs

Starting a business doesn’t mean you need to hire a whole team. There are plenty of business opportunities out there that you can start and grow …

Small Business

The chatbots in our future

Led by China, tech companies are pushing into a voice-and-chat future in which we will rarely get a human on the phone for our banking or shopping …

Business

The TCL 2017 Roku Sets Are Smart TVs for Smart Buyers

Not only did we get to give away a TCL 55S405, but we also got to keep one. By we, I mean one of us. We don't all live together. We have families and …

Android TV

When bots fight, who settles it?

There has been a tiny, yet fierce, war raging behind our technology: the bot brawls. For years, bots on Wikipedia have been staging fierce incursions against each other, undoing each other’s work in a continuous cycle of competing <i>raison d’êtres</i>. These skirmishes went widely unnoticed by humans …

Customer Service

How Voice Search Speaks to Your Customer's Needs

If you’re thinking that search engine optimization success comes from understanding keyword trends for search engines, you’re half right. But …

SEO

The Joys Of Airstream Living

Full-time travel comes with many questions from the naysayers. How are you going to make a living? Why are you going to leave your home for an …

Airstream

What my cleaning service provider taught me about conquering a saturated market

I had coffee last month with my friend, Jane, who runs a video production company. Jane employs 14 people—engineers, designers, and production …

Startups

Here’s why you should care about AT&T’s possible deal with Huawei

After a few years of selling cheap unlocked phones on its own in the United States, Huawei may get a real shot at the U.S. market in a partnership with AT&T. The <i>Information</i> reports that AT&T will sell a high-end phone similar to the Mate 10, which Huawei will reportedly reveal for European markets …

Huawei

How to Hire a Virtual Assistant (And Take Back Your Life)

When you’re starting out with your business, you’re doing it all: fulfilling orders, responding to customers, managing your social media, and so much …

Small Business

4 Tech Tools Real Estate Agents Need for Success in Today’s Market

Today many won’t leave the house until they’ve seen listing pics online. Others prefer email to communicate, making technology a necessity for your …

Digital Marketing

Intelligent assistants vs. chatbots: Which is best for your biz? (VB Live)

<b>Looking to implement an intelligent assistant or chatbot? Don’t miss our latest VB Live event, where we tap a panel of developers with long-term, hands-on experience in selecting the right digital engagement solution, planning a strategy, and seeing results. Register now!</b><p>The future is here; it’s …

Chatbots

Facebook's Bldg. 8 to Release a Video Chat Device | Investopedia

Facebook Inc. (FB), the social media juggernaut, is gearing up to release its first product from its secretive Building 8 lab: a video chat device …

Amazon.com Inc

Facebook buys AI startup Ozlo to enhance Messenger

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>On Monday, Facebook announced its acquisition of artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo, likely to augment the capabilities of M, Facebook’s virtual assistant for …

Chatbots

LogMeIn Agrees To Acquire Nanorep For Virtual Assistant Tech

Business communications company LogMeIn has acquired Nanorep for up to $50.1 million in total consideration.<p>Nanorep has created AI-driven …

Business

Facebook bought an AI startup that could turn its middling virtual assistant into a Siri killer

Facebook's virtual assistant, which goes by the name of M, hasn't quite delivered on the promise of a life-changing artificial intelligence product.<p>But Facebook isn't giving up. On Monday, the company announced its acquisition of a small, AI startup that will be folded into Facebook's messaging …

Artificial Intelligence

How We Built a Virtual Scheduling Assistant at Microsoft

Many people would agree that scheduling meetings is tedious. Perhaps you have experienced an email chain like this:<p><b>Jenn, a potential client:</b> Hey! What day/time works for a quick call next week? <b><br>You:</b> (toggling between calendar app and email) I’m wide open Monday. <b><br>Jenn:</b> (several hours later) Sorry. …

Wizard of Oz

Are Talking Speakers the First AI Bubble? | Investopedia

Thanks in part to the popularity of Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Echo speaker, powered by its voice-activated virtual assistant Alexa, all of the tech …

Amazon.com Inc

Alexa, can you pay my water bill? Dallas company adds city info to Amazon's virtual assistant

Amazon's virtual assistant can already order a pizza or an Uber for you. Now, Alexa can also answer common questions about city services, tell you …

Amazon

Is It Possible To Travel The World And Work At The Same Time?

The majority of people don’t want to return to work once their vacation comes to an end, and some dream of being able to travel the world, but how …

Travel

Study: 68% of shoppers leave retail sites due to these basic problems

Online shoppers are most turned off by a poorly designed menu (41.2%), followed by search capabilities that are too basic (29.8%) and products that …

LiveChat

What is Siri?

Catch up on the basics of Apple's virtual assistant.<p>Hold down the home button on your Apple iPhone, and you can ask a question of Siri -- Apple's version of what we generically call a "virtual assistant." Talk to Siri, and you can search the internet, make a call, set a reminder and even control …

Siri

What is Alexa?

Catch up on the basics of Amazon's virtual assistant.<p>You might have seen the commercials where someone asks something called "Alexa" to order flowers or turn on the sprinklers. Alexa is Amazon's digital assistant built into devices such as the Amazon Echo. The Echo itself is a speaker with a …

Amazon

WATCH: Apple’s Siri belts out Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Although Siri may not possess the same singing prowess as Freddie Mercury, the witty AI more than makes up for it with gusto, willingly belting out …

Bohemian Rhapsody

Build Your Home Business With Public Speaking

Public speaking often appears in the number one slot of things people fear most. However, it’s a great way to get your message to your target market …

Public Speaking

My Virtual Assistant Tried to Steal From Me. Here's What You Should Know.

What you can learn from my experience.<p>In my lifestyle business, I generate income in several different ways. I write for publications (for exposure and pay) and books, coach clients, speak at events, consult at and for large multinational corporations and sell digital information products. To run a …

Small Business

IDG Contributor Network: Building the virtual assistant everyone wants

Whether you’re integrating with Alexa or adding voice capabilities to native apps, virtual assistants are becoming a staple of the modern customer …