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VoiceFirstWeekly: Alexa Monetization and Google Duplex - Issue #1

For the first issue of VoiceFirst Weekly we feature Amazon brought monetization to Alexa skills and G
VoiceFirstWeekly: Alexa Monetization and Google Duplex - Issue #1
By Mari from VoiceFirst Weekly • Issue #1 • View online
For the first issue of VoiceFirst Weekly we feature Amazon brought monetization to Alexa skills and Google Assistant Duplex can call your hair stylist on your behalf. What else can you need that it’s for an automated service to have all your info and authorization to call as your real assistant? It’s only the hair dresser. After the internet backlash, Google announced that they will inform that they are a bot and not a human. Imagine when the stylist has also Duplex and they are:
- Hello, uh, um, I’m a virtual assistant calling on behalf of Mari to schedule an appointment.
- Oh dear, me too!

Highlights
Voice it’s gaining more ground everyday, Mercedes decided to wake up to the world and join the ride.
Mercedes-Benz is connecting the Amazon Echo and Google Home to all its new cars - The Verge
39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims – TechCrunch
Voice Is the Next Big Platform, Unless You Have an Accent | WIRED
Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa open the door for monetization of Alexa Skills, finally. Now you can subscribe users, in-skill purchases using the user Amazon account and more. 
Amazon exec: Alexa should be able to talk to Siri
The Octogenarians Who Love Amazon’s Alexa
Google Assistant
Google Assistant can now tell you when your groceries expire
Google takes on Echo Show with four new smart displays
Microsoft Cortana
Now you will be able to say, Alexa, open Cortana, Cortana open Alexa.
Microsoft and Amazon partner to integrate Alexa and Cortana digital assistants - The Verge
Cortana Arrives on the Desktop & Here's What She Can Do for You
Watch a working concept of a holographic Cortana assistant - The Verge
Miscellaneaus
The sudden death of the website
Why voice will be the dominant chatbot interface
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