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Report: 65 million US smart speaker owners, smart displays quickly gaining traction

[ad_1] Two recent reports agree that there are about 65 million smart speaker owners in the United States, with more than 130 million actual devices in use. The two reports come from Voicebot.ai and Edison Research and both extrapolate from survey data. Voicebot says that the average number of smart speakers per user grew from 1.8 in …

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Report: Apple buys voice tech platform PullString

[ad_1] A screenshot from Pullstring’s Converse software. Siri could be getting a boost, following Friday’s report that Apple has acquired voice tech startup PullString. The report by online news publication Axios did not specify deal terms, although it did indicate the price was about $30 million, plus about $10 million in potential earnouts by PullString …

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Why one marketer thinks smart speakers have their work cut out for them

[ad_1] Voice technology and voice search have, arguably, been adopted faster than any other technology in history. Analyst estimates on smart speaker penetration in the U.S. range from 40 to almost 80 million devices by the end of this year. Despite lots of hype and anticipation, these devices have not emerged yet as a viable …

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Report: As Facebook portal goes on sale, smart speaker growth is slowing

[ad_1] Perhaps the novelty is fading. Smart speaker growth had been on a tear, but Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) now reports that growth is leveling off. Now 53 million devices. The firm’s latest survey and analysis argues there were 53 million smart speakers in US homes at the end of September. That’s up from 50 million …

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Amazon launches a dozen new devices to put ‘Alexa everywhere’

[ad_1] At a hardware event yesterday, Amazon introduced a number of updated or new Echo devices and a range of appliances with Alexa integrated. There are three categories of devices now: Echo devices, Echo companion devices and new Alexa-powered smart appliances. The latter include wall clocks, smart plugs, security cameras, an in-car audio device and …

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iOS 12 release gives users more power, marketers more options

[ad_1] On September 17, Apple will release iOS 12, a big update to its mobile operating system that’s packed with a lot of useful user features that are also a boon to marketers. Let’s dig right in. Changes to notifications make it easier for users to opt in — and opt out.The update gives users …

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