Tag Archives: Amazon Echo

Echo is just like a store for Amazon & third-party retailers help spreading it now

A year after its debut, Amazon Echo is coming to third-party physical stores. GeekWire: The Echo will be available at Staples, The Home Depot, Sears, Fred Meyer and various other big box and electronics stores. It’s coming to more than 3,000 retail locations across the U.S. in time for holiday shopping. It will cost the same $179.99 as […]

Amazon Echo keeps adding functionalities, becoming a strong platform

Amazon is working hard to add functionality to its Amazon Echo in hope of creating a viable cornerstone for its smart home platform. There is almost no week without a new partnership being announced. The newest one is Yelp. Search Engine Land: Echo has already had an extremely limited local search toolset — owners could […]

Amazon doubling down on hardware, talks about it endlessly in earnings release

I can’t stress enough how important their own devices are to Amazon’s future strategies and thus to Amazon itself. And apparently neither can Amazon. Business Insider Australia points out how much Amazon is talking about its hardware in its recent earnings release: Amazon isn’t showing any signs of slowing down its hardware ambitions. In fact, […]

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Amazon’s Alexa Fund Invests in Smart Home Communication Device Triby

Amazon has invested in Invoxia, maker of Triby, a connected speaker for the kitchen (and other rooms), via its Alexa Fund. Rude Baguette: Paris-based Invoxia, creator of the Triby family communication tool, announced this month that they had welcomed Amazon as a new investor in their company via their Alexa Fund, a $100 million in […]