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Snap Taps Facebook, Google Alum Alexa Levine as U.S. Head of Entertainment Sales

Snap, parent company of Snapchat, has hired Alexa Levine as U.S. head of entertainment. Levine comes to Snap from Facebook, where she worked for three years oversaw the company’s film,…

Google, Siri, Alexa Are An Abstraction Layer Over Your Apps

A layer cake, perhaps analogous to the layers of functionality that make up most mobile devices, … [+] with smart assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa on top. Photo…

Amazon’s Josh Miele and Anne Toth talk Alexa and the future of accessibility at Sight Tech Global

When Alexa launched six years ago, no one imagined that by today there would be hundreds of millions of Alexa-enabled devices or that Alexa would become part of so many…

Amazon launches Alexa smartphone app features for car commuters

In a blog post this morning, Amazon unveiled two new car-focused features for its Alexa voice assistant. Auto Mode turns the Alexa smartphone app into a responsive, driver-friendly display, while…

Luna, a Ring camera drone, new Alexa features: Everything Amazon announced this fall

Amazon surprised us at its Fall Devices and Services event with its new Luna cloud-gaming service, along with the expected updates to its line of Echo, Fire TV and Ring products.…

Alexa for rent: Why Amazon needs to stop selling us new Echos

Last week, at Amazon’s yearly refresh of technology products, the company revealed Ring security devices (including an indoor video patrol drone), Eero mesh networking equipment, Fire TV streaming sticks, and,…

What Is Alexa? The Best Alexa Speaker 2020

Photo: Amazon Alexa (whose name is partly inspired by the legendary Library of Alexandria in Egypt) is the voice platform that powers Amazon’s Echo speakers, including the standard Echo (2019…

Hunches, Alexa Guard Plus and more

Amazon’s annual hardware event has come and gone, and with it we’ve seen a slew of new Alexa features for your Echo speakers, displays and other voice-driven devices. Alexa continues…

Amazon’s kid-savvy Alexa a welcome new option for Echo speakers

Amazon is adapting its Alexa technology so that Echo smart speakers will switch to kid-friendly mode when they detect children are speaking to them.` © Provided by CNET Echo Dot…

Amazon expected to debut new Alexa and Fire TV devices Thursday

CLOSE Alexa, what’s new? That is Thursday’s question, as the tech spotlight turns to Amazon, and its annual fall event outlining new 2020 Alexa and Fire TV products. Amazon is…