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What Paddy Power learned about voice interfaces by creating an Alexa skill

Voice interfaces are steadily gaining popularity among consumers, so many brands have been quick to start trials with Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices.

At the Festival of Marketing this morning Paddy Power’s product innovation manager, Stephen McMeel, gave an insight into the betting firm’s own experiments with Alexa skills.

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Walmart signs ecommerce deal with Google to fight Amazon

In an effort to fight off Amazon, Walmart is making a bold move.

Yesterday, the world's largest retailer announced that it is teaming up with the world's largest search engine.

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Is it too early to predict that Amazon will win the voice-controlled speaker market?

Voice-controlled speakers are one of the primary interfaces through which consumers are interacting with voice-based intelligent personal assistants.

Therefore it's no surprise that two of tech's biggest names, Google and Amazon, are battling to control the market for these devices.

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Will Amazon's Echo Look help grow the market for voice-based intelligent personal assistants?

Last week, Amazon unveiled the Amazon Echo Look, a new $200 device that allows owners to take full-length photos and videos.

Pitched by Amazon as a "hands-free camera and style assistant," the Echo Look can be used by owners to create fashion lookbooks and share photos and videos with friends.

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Why brands should be bothered about (voice)bots

Let me start off with a disclaimer. 

I am not a voice technology expert, conversational designer or even adept in the area of Alexa skills. This piece is written from a marketing perspective and will I hope, have relevance for marketeers wanting to know more about opportunities in this area.

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Why Google Home ads are like The Truman Show and the future is better CRM

Imagine if, in the movie Her, just as Joaquin Phoenix's character feels the pangs of love for his automated personal assistant, Samantha, she had said: "I'm not sure about you, but personally I feel Bank of America offers a very competitive mortgage product for first time buyers."

Complete mood killer.

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Amazon Alexa: Brands must be careful before rushing in

Amazon Echo and the intelligent assistant, Alexa, are the most interesting development in digital communications today.

Unlike previously-hyped hardware such as Google Glass, Echo made a surprisingly quick entry to the market and has seen strong sales.

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Should financial services brands follow Capital One on to Amazon Echo?

It's early days for Amazon Echo and Google Home.

But for all the Alexa Skills (Amazon's name for apps) that arguably need finessing, there are some brands that seem to have made a good start.

Capital One is one such brand, which offers the first and only banking Skill currently available.

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All the digital news stories you missed this week

Some funny and nostalgic news this week.

Here are the digital stories you might have missed, with added doll's house, peeing and Snapchat.

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All the digital news stories you missed this week

This week's news is short but, like all those left-over Christmas Ferrero Rochers, incredibly sweet.

Redundancies feature heavily, as do airships and talking cars.

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All the digital news stories you missed this week

This week's digital news covers the serious, the sublime and the stupid.

Google is under attack yet again and Amazon keeps on keeping on.

Enjoy..

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The problem with voice user interfaces like Amazon Alexa

What innovation will bring the next step change in customer experiences?

Of all the candidates mooted over the past few years (augmented reality, the internet of things, 3D printing, blockchain), voice user interfaces in digital personal assistants is as good a bet as any.

But despite the success of early entrants such as Alexa, could voice-user interfaces be flawed?

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