Amazon’s Alexa Takes 88% Of Global Intelligent Home Speaker Market

Over four million Intelligent Home Speakers were sold globally in Q4 2016 and the report finds that Google’s Assistant achieved ten percent share in the quarter following the launch of its”Home’ speaker in November. “Amazon has had a near two year head start over its rivals and has done an excellent job of building out […]

Amazon Alexa Hits 10,000 Skills. Here Comes the Hard Part

A year and a half ago, Amazon opened up its Alexa voice assistant to developers. With the Alexa Skills Kit, Alexa and its hardware hosts—the Echo, Dot, Tap, and now dozens more from third parties—became more than just speakers and digital weathermen. It became a platform, capable of supporting a full ecosystem of skills, which […]