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Alexa targets immersive family experiences with “Kids’ Skills”

by Werner Goertz  |  August 31, 2017

Amazon is broadening the use cases for Alexa in the Connected Home by offering skills for kids aged 5-12. An initial set of learning and entertainment skills goes live on August 31, bringing interactive content and games, featuring iconic characters such as SpongeBob and Sesame Street’ Elmo. A set of kids’ short stories is delivered […]

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“Alexa, ask Cortana to get me into the Enterprise”

by Werner Goertz  |  August 30, 2017

With today’s announcement of Alexa and Cortana combining forces, Amazon and Microsoft leverage the other’s strengths while fortifying their own positions: Amazon is making a move to bring Alexa’s skills, communications and devices a step closer to enterprise adoption while Microsoft’s core assets in Cloud and Azure finally find the hardware home that Cortana so woefully […]

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