The New Radio

By Steve Goldstein Originally published at Amplifi Media http://www.amplifimedia.com/blogstein Sometimes technological innovation takes away. Sometimes it gives. Walk into any Best Buy and look for an AM/FM radio and it will be difficult to find one, but there are “new radios” right at the front of the store. Digital has changed so much of legacy media. The music business was …

Trendspotting: Amazon Echo is running away with smart speaker market, has 76% share

BY CLINTON STARK Originally published at Stark Insider http://www.starkinsider.com/2017/09/amazon-echo-running-away-smart-speaker-market-76-share.html Amazon jumped into the voice-enabled digital assistant (aka smart speaker) market early, and now it appears to be reaping major dividends. A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) says that in the U.S., the Amazon Echo has an install base of 15 million units. That represents about 76% of …

Amazon Echo Is the King of Home Assistants. Here’s More Proof

By Barb Darrow Originally published at Fortune http://fortune.com/2017/09/18/amazon-sells-15m-echos/ Amazon Echo, the home speaker that doubles as a virtual assistant, dominates its emerging category with an estimated 15 million units sold, according to new research. That represents 75% of the U.S. market for these Internet-connected devices, which people can use with their voices to order take out food, check their bank …