Category: Smart speakers


Amazon launches an Alexa telly

Unperturbed by its questionable track record in the device market, Amazon has decided to launch an own-brand TV.

Google launches a bunch of hardware

Internet giant Google has launched the latest version of its own smartphone, together with a bunch of other stuff, as it continues to expand its hardware offering.

Orange squares up to OTTs in battle for smart home

With it abundantly clear connectivity alone is not enough to meet the profitability ambitions of the telcos, Orange has made a fresh push to wrestle control of the smart home away from those greedy internet players.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Innovation, OTTs and the smart home

Scott and Jamie are joined by special guest Mary Clark – CMO of Synchronoss – this week. Playing to some of Mary’s many strengths they focus on the relationship between operators and their customers, especially in the areas of product innovation and customer experience. Mary offers insights into how this stuff gets discussed at the top table and the challenges involved. They conclude with a look at the smart home as a battleground between operators and OTTs for access to the consumer.

Google adds some Pixels

Internet giant Google ramped up its involvement in the consumer hardware space with the launch of new Pixel branded smartphones and tablets as well as a home hub.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: AI, UIs and WTF

Another special episode this week as Scott and Wei visit the Ovum Digital Futures summit and are joined by Analyst Ed Barton. They have the bright idea of starting the recording outside, which not only results in a regrettable amount of wind noise but also tiresome bureaucratic interference (after 10 minutes), both of which are resolved by a move inside. In keeping with the theme of the event the three of them discuss trends in media consumption, the role of artificial intelligence in consumer tech and whether the voice user interface is useful.

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