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Hearing Voices - Issue #11, or "Daughter who lives with an Alexa. And whose name is Alexa"

"My parents would ask it to play games or play music...even though I want to listen to music and I wa

Hearing Voices

February 3 · Issue #11 · View online
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“My parents would ask it to play games or play music…even though I want to listen to music and I want to play games too.”
- Daughter who lives with an Alexa. And whose name is Alexa.  

“Hey y'all, voicecamp’s early acceptance deadline is Feb 10th”
- @betacamp (i’m paraphrasing, despite the very clear use of quotations)

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To Try:
Reverb for Amazon Alexa on the App Store
Welcome to Tattle. Listen to news stories from popular publishers, richly narrated by human-voices.
Rain Sounds - Alexa Skills Store
For Developers:
"Early applications for #voicecamp to close Feb 10. Details and submissions here:
Event: Actions on Google Assistant NY Dev Event Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite
Event: NY Amazon Loft - Alexa Meetup on 2/8
Max Deutch's Speed-Listening App (medium post & link to the app)
To Read:
Alexa: Amazon’s Operating System – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Find Experienced Alexa Skill Builders and Tools : Amazon Developer Blogs
The Conversational Economy — Voice and the New Era of Multi-Modal Computing
Speed Listening Is the New Speed Reading - The Atlantic
Alexa and Google Assistant have a problem: People aren’t sticking with voice apps they try - Recode
Google CEO Sundar Pichai answers concerns over monetizing voice search - Business Insider
Alexa, the Killer App | DigitalNext - AdAge
A Real-Life Alexa Lives With 'Alexa'
Thanks for reading and have a great Weekend. Don’t forget to forward this newsletter to friends building, investing in, or just generally interested in voice first apps.
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