Amazon working to make Alexa brighter and faster

Amazon is hard at work on a new brain for its popular Alexa virtual assistant. The e-commerce giant is designing an artificial intelligence chip that will allow its line of Alexa-enabled Echo devices to more quickly process commands and queries, according to a Monday report by The Information. This would

Lots of people are turned on by virtual assistants

Turn Alexa on, and you’ll turn your date on, too. More than six in 10 singles (61 percent) say that they are turned on by a person who has an Amazon Echo or a Google Home in their house, according to data released this month from Match.com, which surveyed

Amazon and Google are losing money in a speaker price war

  Amazon and Google both discounted their home speakers so deeply over the holidays that they likely lost a few dollars per unit — a troubling sign for Apple as it prepares to launch its HomePod speaker, analysts said. Both companies cut prices for the smallest version of their speakers,

Amazon and Google are losing money in a speaker price war

Amazon and Google both discounted their home speakers so deeply over the holidays that they likely lost a few dollars per unit — a troubling sign for Apple as it prepares to launch its HomePod speaker, analysts said. Both companies cut prices for the smallest version of their speakers,

Amazon Music Focusing on Alexa, Echo to Stand Out Amid Competition

Amazon Music faces a crowded competitive field, but it’s looking to lean into its parent company’s voice-controlled devices to differentiate itself. That was the message from Alex Luke, global head of programming and content strategy at the streaming service, in his keynote Q&A at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit