How public radio is using Amazon’s smart speakers

BY Tyler Falk, Assistant Editor Originally published at /Current https://current.org/2017/08/how-public-radio-is-using-amazons-smart-speakers/?wallit_nosession=1 Aaron Read is spooked by his Amazon Echo Dot. “I usually keep it muted because I’m a little creeped out by the idea of Amazon listening to everything,” Read said. But as the director of information technology and engineering for Rhode Island Public Radio, Read is overcoming his qualms to …

Borrell Webinar Tackles Making Mark In Smart Speakers Now.

In its Wednesday webinar “Smart Speakers: The Next Big Revolution,” Borrell Associates shared insight into the impact of the astonishingly fast-growing product. In the two years since the introduction of Amazon’s Echo, the U.S. now sees 11% of the nation (20 million people) owning some brand of smart speaker unit. And the field is only getting bigger. “Smart speakers are …

Smart speakers evangelized for radio in Borrell webinar

By Brad Hill Originally published at Rain News http://rainnews.com/smart-speakers-evangelized-for-radio-in-borrell-webinar/ Borrell Associates put on a free webinar on Wednesday, hosting presenters Fred Jacobs (Jacobs Media) and Steve Goldstein (Amplifi Media) to talk about smart speakers, and their importance to radio (and other media types, secondarily).   Jacobs and Goldstein teamed in April to create SonicAi, a tech support firm targeted to …