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InfoMark Announces Integrated Amazon Alexa Skill Bringing Newsprint and Magazine Content to Life

InfoMark is announcing the full release of its Amazon Alexa skill which completes the wide variety of technological wizardry and finally unleashes the Digital Power of Print that so many of us believed the QR Code would accomplish.  With this Alexa Skill writers and editors can now achieve the personal connection with their readers never before available.  After enabling the Alexa Skill users can simply ask Alexa "Alexa tell my mark to play N E W S" and your Amazon Alexa begins audio of the associated content for the Mark "N…

Voicify Offers All State Governments Free Software License to Battle COVID-19 Through Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant

Hands free interfaces and conversational UIs lower germ spread by reducing touch and offers in-home engagement Like many businesses, Voicify is looking to support the global and American community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In support of this goal, Voicify is offering the Voicify Conversation Experience Platform for free to all U.S. States.  Any team within the state structure is open to leverage the platform, from the Governor's office to the HHS departments.  Every state is organized differently and will find the…

Adobe XD Makes Machine-to-Machine Interaction a Reality; Announces Voice Integration with Amazon Alexa

Enterprise Experience builder, Adobe XD has officially announced testing Voice experience with Amazon Alexa. Adobe XD users can use these new Voice-enabled tools to export and preview voice prototypes on any Alexa-enabled device. These can be used with the Echo Dot or Echo Show to further build on XD’s existing voice prototyping capabilities introduced at MAX 2018. Earlier this month, Adobe XD recently announced support for commenting on shared prototypes from mobile devices: The convergence of Customer…

DirectMail.io’s Voice Device Integration Sets the Pace for Marketing Innovation by Being the First to Combine Google Home and Amazon…

Currently, only 9% of marketers are able to engage with customers across multiple channels on a consistent basis. DirectMail.io's Omnichannel Marketing Platform is positioned to quickly increase this statistic Companies struggle to engage with their customers consistently and in meaningful ways across a variety of marketing channels. That's about to change with DirectMail.io's Omnichannel Marketing Platform. "Our agency is always looking for a competitive edge.  Directmail.io allows us to provide a real Omnichannel…

TripIt Launches New Amazon Alexa Skill

Now You Can Instantly Ask Tripit Questions Like When You Should Leave for the Airport or What Time You Land TripIt from Concur, the world's highest-rated travel-organizing app, today released a new TripIt skill for Amazon Alexa. TripIt users can now ask Alexa to instantly get details about an upcoming flight. "Now when you're home and preparing for your trip, you don't have to pick up your phone or laptop to get the flight information you need," said Jen Moyse, director of product at TripIt from Concur. "We want to…

Cigna and Express Scripts Further Enhance Customer Service Offerings Through New Collaboration with Amazon Alexa

Cigna and Express Scripts Introduce Amazon Alexa Voice Skills to Make Health Care More Personalized and Convenient for Customers Cigna and Express Scripts have collaborated with Amazon Alexa to launch two voice skills to make health care more engaging, personalized and convenient for customers. The Cigna and Express Scripts Alexa skills will enable eligible customers to use voice technology to manage pharmacy prescriptions, engage in health improvement programs and track wellness incentives. “In particular, we believe…

Roku Devices Can Now Interact with Amazon Alexa

Roku, Inc. announced that Roku devices are now compatible with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices through the new Roku skill for Alexa. Roku streaming player and Roku TV owners in the US can now control their Roku devices using Alexa. The new voice control compatibility further expands the flexibility and choice for how consumers control their Roku devices and get to their entertainment quickly. “Consumers often have multiple voice ecosystems in their homes. By allowing our customers to choose Alexa, in addition to Roku voice…

Privakey Expands the Value of Amazon Alexa with Its Secure Customer Engagement Platform

Privakey, the leader in secure customer engagement, is pleased to announce the latest version of its Privakey CX solution. Privakey CX is a licensable technology that delivers a new channel to securely interact with customers within the mobile apps they already enjoy on their phones. Built on the foundations of multi-factor authentication, Privakey extends the security principles of MFA to any user interaction that requires strong identity confirmation, approval or consent. An example of Privakey's value is demonstrated…

Leading Spanish Brewer Estrella Galicia Taps Amazon Alexa and MicroStrategy to Improve Operational Efficiencies with AI

MicroStrategy-Alexa Integration Designed to Deliver Faster Path to Insights with AI for Line-of-Business Users MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, announced that Corporación Hijos de Rivera S.L., producer of Estrella Galicia beer and other leading beverage brands, is piloting a new voice-powered business analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) application with Amazon’s customizable virtual assistant, Alexa, to simplify decision-making for its…

Yext Adds Amazon Alexa to Knowledge Network to Boost Voice Search Adoption

Businesses Can Now Feed Their Digital Knowledge Directly to Amazon Alexa Via the Yext Knowledge Engine Yext, a leader in Digital Knowledge Management (DKM), announced a global integration with Amazon to give businesses control over the answers Alexa provides about them. With this new relationship, consumers using Amazon Alexa for voice search can receive the most up-to-date facts about businesses—locations, contact information, hours of operation, and more—straight from the source: the business itself. Recommended Read: …

Marketplace Launches Amazon Alexa Skill ‘Make Me Smart from Marketplace’

New Skill for Alexa Helps Make Users Smart on the Economy, Pop Culture, Tech and Current Events with Exclusive On-Demand Voice Content Marketplace has launched its first Amazon Alexa skill, Make Me Smart from Marketplace, to deliver unique, on-demand voice content exclusively for Alexa users with new content every weekday. “We wanted to take advantage of the unique benefits of this platform rather than simply repurpose content we’re already airing elsewhere” With an Amazon Echo nearby, once the skill is enabled,…

Aaptiv Closes Series C with $52 Million Raised to Date; Amazon Alexa Fund and Warner Music Group among new investors

This Investment is Largest Round to Date for Aaptiv  Aaptiv Inc., a leading provider of premium digital health and wellness content that has garnered nearly 200,000 paying members in two years, has raised $22 million in its Series C funding. Launched in 2016, Aaptiv's audio-guided fitness classes have been streamed more than 14 million times. Total funding for the company is now over $52 million. The round was led by Millennium Technology Value Partners, a growth equity firm that has previously invested in…

AppSwarm To Develop Application Skills For Amazon Alexa With Programming Team

AppSwarm Partners with and Assists Other Development Firms in Technology Development, Business Management, and Funding Needs AppSwarm, a technology company specializing in the accelerated development and publishing of mobile apps, announced plans to develop a suite of applications for Amazon Echo using Alexa Skills Kit. The company plans to develop a suite of voice recognition applications for the Amazon Echo focusing on personal, business, and entertainment utilizing the Amazon Skills Kit, and Video Skills Kit.…

Tata Capital’s Voice Bot Now Available on Amazon’s Alexa

TIA, Tata Capital’s VoiceBot is now available on Amazon’s Alexa through its Echo device Series. By following a simple one-time account linking process on Alexa, customers can access a host of services through voice commands TIA, Tata Capital’s VoiceBot is now available on Amazon’s Alexa through its Echo device Series. By following a simple one-time account linking process on Alexa, customers can access a host of services through voice commands. TIA on Alexa will provide a whole new voice assisted experience to Tata…

Paymentus and Amazon Team up to Provide an Easier Way for Customers to Manage their Bills with Alexa

Alexa and Amazon Pay capabilities will be available to utility billers on the Paymentus Instant Payment Network Paymentus Corporation, a leader in customer engagement and bill payment technology, announced that billers on the Paymentus Instant Payment Network can soon offer customers a more intuitive way to interact with and manage utility bills via any Alexa-enabled device. With this announcement, customers of participating billers will soon be able to link their utility account to Alexa so they can simply ask for…

Alexa and Amazon Echo Now Available in Brazil

Hundreds of Skills Available for Brazilian Customers, Including Show Do Milhão, Porta Dos Fundos, UOL Esporte, iFood, Leite Ninho, Cinemark, Uber, and More Brands Such as Bose, LG, Sony, JBL, Yamaha, Intelbras and Positivo Are Releasing Devices That Work with Alexa or Have Alexa Built-In Amazon announced that Alexa now speaks Brazilian Portuguese and is available for customers in Brazil. This new Alexa experience is built from the ground up for Brazil, and developers around the world are already creating skills and…

Amazon Is Moving Aggressively to Expand Alexa Beyond the Home, Says GlobalData

Following Amazon’s 2019 hardware launch event on Wednesday 25th September; Anisha Bhatia, Senior Technology Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on Amazon’s expanding product range: “The buzzword at Amazon’s event was, predictably, Alexa. Amazon is moving aggressively to expand Alexa beyond the home, where the popular voice assistant has so far had the most impact. Amazon wants Alexa to become an integral part of its customers’ lives everywhere, within reach, including when they’re…

Amazon and Tuya Announce Further Integration with Alexa

Products Powered by Tuya Support Amazon Alexa's App-to-App Account Linking Global AI+IoT leader Tuya announced that it is now supporting Amazon Alexa's new App-to-App Account Linking feature. This integration allows users of the Tuya app to seamlessly link any products powered by Tuya to Alexa, without leaving the Tuya app. This announcement builds on Tuya's partnership with Amazon, as integration with the Alexa digital assistant has been a part of Tuya's global leading AI+IoT platform for smart home devices since its…

Say It Now and Booxscale win Amazon’s European Alexa Cup

Voice App Identifies Market Gap; Winning Concept Lets Users Ask Alexa to Recommend and Book Local Services Based on Customer Reviews The Alexa Skill allows users to search for and book recommended local services using only their voice has won the Amazon Alexa Cup European round.  The proposed Alexa Skill, the result of a collaboration between voice technology specialist, Say It Now and the ‘marketplace of marketplaces’, Booxscale, beat leading digital marketing agencies in the UK and Europe for its top place in the European…

A One Hour Translation (OHT) Survey Finds out How Good Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri Are in Translating Some of the Most…

60 Well Known Phrases in English Were Translated by the Three Leading Assistants into French, Spanish, Chinese and German Google Assistant Scored the Best in Three out of Four Language Pairs and Amazon Alexa in Chinese Take the most famous phrase from the Godfather - “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” - or “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” from the inaugural address of US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and see just how the virtual assistants do in translating them using their newly…