Hearing Voices - Issue #5 or "Alexa Devs, Get Excited"

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"[Here's a bunch of new stuff about Amazon Alexa]" -- Jeff Bezos (maybe) "OMFG so much voice computin
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December 2 - Issue #5

Hearing Voices

This week's news about voice computing apps, delivered directly to your inbox.

“[Here’s a bunch of new stuff about Amazon Alexa]” 
Jeff Bezos (maybe) 
“OMFG so much voice computing news this week.”
Matt Hartman (definitely)

Welcome to a bunch of new readers this week, I’m assuming you found me after [getting bored of reading my very long] medium post Interfaces On Demand. Thanks for reading and welcome! 
Lots of voice computing news this week, with *a lot* of it driven by Amazon announcing about a million things all at once, some of it to do with Alexa (primarily for developers). So let’s get to it…
Apps & Hardware
Meep launches Alexa app
The LingLong DingDong Is China's Answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home
To Read
Interfaces On Demand
I got a Google Home and finally understand the future of computing
For Developers
Amazon Polly – Lifelike Text-to-Speech
Amazon Lex – Build Conversational Voice & Text Interfaces
Library for Skills Kit
Amazon Alexa creates an accelerator powered by Techstars
Events
Meet up on Voice Computing: "The Next Frontier" Audio First (NYC)
As always, thanks for reading Hearing Voices and please tweet at me or respond to this email with any voice computing related news for next Friday’s edition. Here’s an example twitter or Facebook post:
lots of alexa news covered in @matthartman’s voice computing newsletter this week: http://bit.ly/HearingVoicesIssue5
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Have a great weekend,
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