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Hearing Voices - Issue #29, or "Alexa, open Cortana"

"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said." - Peter Drucker "Despite the

Hearing Voices

September 8 · Issue #29 · View online
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“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” 
- Peter Drucker
“Despite the above quote, you should definitely communicate that you’re subscribed to this newsletter by saying it. On the Internet.”
- Not Peter Drucker

Hello world, here’s your voice interface news this week:
To Try:
> Novel Effect - Voice-first storytelling. This is pretty cool, you read a book aloud to your kids and the app listens to you telling the story and provides sound effects.
> Tinitell - “Your kid’s first mobile phone”…is a watch, with no GUI, just a button to record and is powered by voice. Pretty cool.
For Devz:
utunein - You’re going to want to prounce that “you-tune-in” and it’s a tool for developers to test Alexa & Google Home voice apps with utunein’s community of user testers.
> Microsoft and Amazon partner to integrate Alexa and Cortana digital assistants - Seems like a big deal to be able to say “Alexa, open Cortana”
> Invested in Audio: Life in ‘The Podcasting Capital’ - @pmontee’s thoughts on the Mayor’s Office study on the exploding podcast industry in NYC.
Alexa Accelerator names 9 startups for inaugural Amazon and Techstars program - I put the ones I was most excited about in the “to try” section above. FWIW I have no idea what they do, but botnik wins funniest website copy.
How Apple Finally Made Siri Sound More Human - spoiler alert, they watched the movie Her.
That’s all! Have a great weekend.
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