Intro

Facebook and Spotify Join The Attack Of The Clones

The term clones is probably unfair, of course - we don't assume Facebook and Spotify will just copy existing products - they certainly have unique elements to bring to bear. But it is interesting to consider how voice is important to each of them, for very different reasons.

It's also interesting to consider how much these companies want to be in voice versus feel they NEED to be - Facebook to protect social media turf, Spotify to keep the HomePod, Google Home and Echo from stealing users for their own proprietary music services.

Voice Dev Rocks

Analysis



Contests and Events

Meetups
Arizona State University Phoenix Alexa - Feb 22
Conversational Voice User Interface Design with Alexa NYC - Feb 22
London Alexa Devs - Feb 27
Dashbot Bot Meetup San Francisco - Feb 28

Alexa Dev Days
Atlanta - Feb 27
Los Angeles - Mar 1

The Alexa and Arduino Smart Home Challenge from Hackster.io - Now until Feb 24

Conferences
Superbot - April 3
SpeechTEC - April 9–11
Voice and Beyond Conference - Spring 2018

Outro


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