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Hearing Voices - Issue #46, or "polite words would just get in the way"

"What I want from you is...your voice."- Ursula, The Little Mermaid "What I want from you for

Hearing Voices

May 4 · Issue #46 · View online
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“What I want from you is…your voice.”
- Ursula, The Little Mermaid
“What I want from you is…to forward @matthartman’s newsletter?”
- Ariel, maybe?

Obviously I’m running short on voice-related quotations. Here’s what happened in voice over the past two weeks:
To Try:
> Anchor launches Cohosts - you can pick a topic you want to talk about and Anchor will find you a cohost.
Amazon’s new Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with a colorful case and parental controls
> Echo Dot, Kids Edition
> Quickdash - gives you instant updates about your business from your QuickBooks dashboard, and created by a hearingvoices subscriber (!)
> NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life Acquire Pocket Casts (!!!)
> Amazon rolls out tools to help Alexa developers make $$$ - In-skill purchases & Amazon Pay for skills. This is great for developers.
> Alexa/Voice prototyping tool Sayspring was acquired by adobe
> Alexa in the Age of Casual Rudeness - “[My son] can speak to Alexa without any consideration at all. “Please” or “thank you” are never involved. In fact, polite words would just get in the way.” (thanks to Mike Lewin for pointing me to this one)
> ‘Alex, Inc.’ is a sitcom about a podcast about a podcast company. How did that get on TV?
How Podcasts and Voice Technology Are Changing How We Navigate the World
Have a great weekend!
- Matt

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