Voice Technology News

Your dose of voice technology news affecting businesses, organizations, and brands today!

January 24th, 2020

Music: Voices in my head, NerdOut

- The Voice CEO: Rob Lowe finds a home in your Alexa thanks to Atkins,
- Liverpool Victoria General Insurance introduces a new voice app and a new communication channel for policyholders,
- Those living with blindness now find a helpful voice in Alexa
- Road To SampleCon experience is live for market researchers!

January 10th, 2020

Music: Little Voice, Hilary Duff

- Amazon Alexa coming to Ravian and Lamborghini
- JBL and the new JBL Tune earbuds bring Google and Amazon into your ears
- Samsung Bixby and the Galaxy Home mini
- Exxon introduces paying for gas via your in-car Amazon Alexa
- Google Assitant comes to JFK Airport to help reduce language barriers and improve customer service.

January 3rd, 2020

Music: Voices, Stray Kids

- Muse, from Interflexon, comes to Amazon Alexa to offer guided meditation
- The popular board game Ticket to Ride comes to Alexa to offer new ways to play
- The Eat Right India campaign comes to Amazon Alexa
- Ferns and Petals becomes the first Asian company to offer end-to-end voice commerce experience.

December 27th, 2019

Music: Inner Voices, Awkwafina

- Lowell General Hospital launches a new Amazon Alexa skill that makes pre/post care much easier on patients
- Ship.com makes tracking your shipments easier with Alexa
- Sickday Medical House Calls comes to your Alexa allowing you to leave your Sickday feedback right from your Alexa, powered by True Reply
- PaisaBazzar makes your dreams of getting your credit report with your voice a reality bringing their free credit reports to the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

December 20th, 2019

Music: Voices, Distrubed

- The Phantom of the Opera comes to the Amazon Alexa in another first for voice
- Sun Life brings a digital health coach to the Alexa
- Whisk makes cooking your favorite recipes even easier - again!
- Luminary brings premium, subscription-based podcasts to the Amazon Alexa.
- Discover Card lets you now access your account information via Amazon Alexa
- Hulu and Foxtel Now make voice control possible via the Google Assistant
- Damart brings cold weather shopping to Google Assistant.

December 13th, 2019

Music: That Voice Again, Peter Gabriel

- Interflora becomes the first retail brand to launch an end-to-end shopping experience via Amazon Alexa (sort of)
- Taylor Morrison, the U.S. national home builder, makes finding your next home as easy as asking Alexa
- GO Mortgage makes finding out what that next home is going to cost
- Beyond Voice, industry thought leaders bring their perspective to the voice technology conversation.

December 6th, 2019

Music: Hear Your Voice, Beatcore

- Shilpa Shetty Kundra comes to Amazon Alexa
- Amazon Alexa Gets First Interactive Audio Original, Tala's World
- Contiki launches the Pack My Bags Skill helping travelers back more efficiently and environmentally friendly.
- Dunkin' is finally on Google Assistant
- Nubank, Banco do Brasil, iFood, and Rappi land on Google Assistant
- British Gas makes solving pesky heating and hot water issues more manageable via Google Assistant

November 22nd, 2019

Music: I'm horny, I'm stoned, The Doors

- Salesforce launches Service Cloud Voice, the Einstein Voice Assistant, and Einstein Voice Skills and Dreamforce 2019
- Sonos acquires custom voice experience development house Snips
- Chipotle comes to Amazon Alexa while adding voice to consumer experiences
- Google brings Google News aggregation to the Google Home

November 15th, 2019

Music: Little Voices by Lane 8

- Sonde Health is awarded a patent for its voice-based diagnostic technology
- Ella the Jelly Fish comes to Amazon Alexa to help those children living with LDS
- Coursera comes to Amazon Alexa
- Managing your voice data on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant-powered devices.

November 8th, 2019

Music: Voices by Switchfoot

- Amazon Alexa turns 5 this week!
- The consumer adoption report of voice technology as it relates to healthcare
- The Canadian Down Syndrome Society teams up with Google to improve Google's voice recognition technology.
- Voice Summit goes to Washington, DC for 2020

November 1st, 2019

Music: Sea Of Voices, the RAC Mix by Porter Robinson

- Google acquires Fitbit for $2.1 billion
- Google Assistant integration with the Tile bluetooth tracking device
- Amazon Payments made available worldwide

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