Tag: alexa

Hardware & Software, Tech

Amazon’s hardware group faces steep losses as Alexa monetization efforts flounder

November 22, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Few things persist for very long in the rapidly evolving world of technology and nearly a decade in, Alexa is struggling. Around this time last year, Bloomberg reported that Amazon was experiencing serious Alexa user retention issues. Holiday sales data […]


Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

October 21, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

By now, the privacy threats posed by Amazon Alexa and Google Home are common knowledge. Workers for both companies routinely listen to audio of users—recordings of which can be kept forever—and the sounds the devices capture can be used in […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Amazon expands program that pays developers for top voice apps to France, Italy & Spain

March 11, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Amazon is expanding its program that directly pays Alexa developers in cash for building valuable, quality voice apps to new markets in Europe: France, Italy, and Spain. Originally launched in the U.S. in 2017 for those developers building game skills, […]