This month, we're looking at changes in smart speaker user behavior, and continue to focus on the voice technology community's developments and efforts to combat COVID-19. We've also got some exciting announcements about opportunities to join our team.
An analysis of thousands of Alexa queries across March and April provide a new first-hand window into consumer questions, concerns, hopes, and fears as the pandemic has unfolded.
Voice-First Roundup for August 18-25. Loup Ventures publishes its Annual Digital Assistant IQ Test report; IKEA makes major bet on smart home technology; Google Assistant Assignables; State Farm skill checks in on aging relatives.
Voice-First News Roundup: August 6-11. Alexa speech speed controls; Smart speaker market growth dominated by sub-$50 models; Donate school supplies via Alexa; How Alexa can help patients with dementia; Google makes podcasts easier to find
Smart speaker sales in Europe; Alexa Presentation Language 1.1 release; Edison & NPR Spring 19 Smart Audio Report; Bixby Marketplace now open; Announcements; Podcasts; Save the date