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Thryv, Inc. Brings Voice-Activated Searches to Its Yellow Pages App on Mobile Devices

Thryv, Inc., the provider of Thryv® software and parent company of The Real Yellow Pages, announced a collaboration with Amazon to enable customers to connect with the Yellow Pages app on their mobile device, simply by asking Alexa. To get started, customers who make requests via the Alexa app, Alexa built-in phones or Alexa mobile accessories such as Echo Buds can say, “Alexa, open Yellow Pages.” They can also say, “Alexa, ask Yellow Pages to look for the nearest gas station,” or even ask Alexa to use Yellow Pages to…

Voxprotocol Launches Among The Stars, a Space Themed Voice App for Amazon Alexa

Voxprotocol, the global leader in voice app entertainment, announced the launch of its Alexa exclusive voice app "Among The Stars," focusing on the history and exciting future of spaceflight. Among The Stars is a sonically immersive edutainment voice app that focuses on the much-needed modernization of historical space travel audio, which is currently scattered across different websites and in many different formats. Marketing Technology News: Globo Named Anchor Partner Of Plug And Play’s Media & Advertising…

HARMAN Expands Relationship with Alexa Voice Service

As an Amazon Alexa Consulting and Professional Services (CPS) provider, HARMAN will support customers and partners to determine Voice-as-a-Business HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced the expansion of its relationship with Amazon to include the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). Now an Alexa Consulting & Professional Services (CPS) provider, HARMAN will provide services on AVS integration to its…

Lifesize Unveils New Intelligent, Hands-Free Video Meeting Experience with Alexa for Business Integration

Alexa voice commands on Lifesize meeting room systems allow customers to collaborate more efficiently and safely, enabling seamless work-from-anywhere options Lifesize, a global innovator of immersive enterprise communication solutions, announced a new native integration with the Alexa for Business intelligent assistant from Amazon Web Services (AWS), empowering Lifesize customers to tap into a wide range of productivity-enhancing, voice-activated controls via their existing Lifesize meeting room systems, without…

C-Suite Social Media launches In the Suite Podcast as a Catalyst for Change

Women over 40 now have a new favorite podcast to use as a vehicle for change with the launch of In the Suite, available on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Google Podcast, Spotify, Sticher, and Tune In + Alexa Founded by Tina Powell, CEO of C Suite Social Media, In the Suite is a podcast created to help close the gap that exists between men and women in the financial services and wealth management industry. In each episode, Host Tina Powell sits down with top female CEOs, founders, innovators, and business leaders to talk…

StorageMart Harnesses Voice Technology to Assist Customers

Columbia-based company leads the storage industry in exploring voice technology as part of the customer journey StorageMart unveils its first foray into voice technology with the launch of the StorageMart Alexa skill that, when enabled, allows consumers to get guidance on their storage sizing questions. The skill also allows customers to find out information on policies and general storage questions. Upcoming releases will include an expanded answer library, location-specific details, tips on making the most of space, and…

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…

Data Privacy Day: Enhance Data Security in 10 Minutes or Less

CyberScout outlines simple ways to improve business and personal data security In recognition of Data Privacy Day, CyberScout, a global leader in identity theft resolution, data defense and employee benefits services, has compiled a series of simple steps that consumers and business leaders can take to enhance data security in 10 minutes or less. "We hear every day about cybercrime becoming more pervasive, sophisticated and expansive, and many consumers and business leaders have become overwhelmed by the perceived…

Can Dialogue Advertising Eliminate Much of Digital Ad Fraud as We Know It?

Brands continue to pour more and more billions of dollars into digital advertising campaigns – nearly all of which are visually designed and/or wordsmithed to compel consumers to click. Research by AppNexus finds that advertisers in the US. spent nearly $100 billion on digital ads in 2018, and projects that digital ad spend will surpass offline ad spend by the end of 2020. Naturally, criminals willing to engage in fraudulent behavior are eager for their own piece of this gigantic pie. A report by The&Partnership…

New Acquisition Deal Puts Headless Commerce in Driver’s Seat for 2020

In the latest Headless Commerce Update, Elastic Path has Acquired Moltin; The Deal is Expected to Create the Only Commerce Solution That Puts Microservices-Powered Digital Innovation Into the Hands of Every Business Leader Both Moltin and Elastic Path are leaders in the headless commerce ecosystem. Together, the headless commerce industry leaders would provide unmatched business user experience and technical agility to accelerate digital customer experience innovation. What is Headless Commerce Platform? Headless Commerce…

How Conversational AI will Boost the 2020s Economy

It’s a question being increasingly explored in classrooms, newsrooms, boardrooms and living rooms. How will Artificial Intelligence impact the future of work and commerce? There is certainly no shortage of statistics or speculation on the subject. But perhaps someone should ask Alexa. Smart speakers and intelligent virtual assistants have already had a significant impact on consumer culture, driving a preference for screenless, more natural interactions with brands. The latest research shows that Voice-driven self-service…

Can AI-Fueled Digital Marketing Change Landscape and Fuel Growth?

Digital Marketing is not as easy as it reads. It is facing numerous challenges. With everyday growing websites, and everyone competing to rank on the first pages of SERPs, the competition has become tougher than ever. However, the rising of challenges has also given the birth of rising of new technologies. Nowadays, terms like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Things, Machine Learning, Data Science, etc. have found their strong places in human minds across various industries at a global level. These latest…

‘200 Ways to Use Alexa’ Reveals Little-known Skills to Interact with Alexa-Enabled Devices

New Book from Voice-tech Expert Bradley Metrock Is an Essential Resource for All Amazon Alexa Users From finding the cheapest gas and accessing live sporting events, to tuning your guitar or having a conversation with Pikachu, there are thousands of innovative Amazon Alexa skills --- and many of them are little-known. In the new book More Than Just Weather & Music: 200 Ways to Use Alexa, author and voice-technology expert Bradley Metrock showcases a multitude of best-in-class Alexa skills and how valuable…

Voice Technology: What It Means for Digital Marketers

As the field of Digital Marketing is constantly evolving, emerging technologies can have a powerful impact on the industry. Voice technology seems poised to become the next great disruptor, but there’s still a lot of discussion around how Voice technology will affect the various Digital Marketing platforms and to what extent. The State of Voice Technology Recently, Campaign Monitor surveyed more than 400 people on the ways they use Voice technology and found that the adoption of it is growing, with 78% of respondents…

More Than Half of Consumers Want to Use Voice Assistants for Healthcare According to New Report from Voicebot and Orbita

 Orbita, Inc., provider of healthcare's most powerful conversational AI platform, announced the release of the Voice Assistant Consumer Adoption Report for Healthcare 2019. To develop this report, Orbita sponsored independent research by Voicebot.ai, the leading online publication and research source dedicated to voice and AI technologies. Based on a survey of 1,004 U.S. adults, the report includes these key highlights: Orbita's newest platform features provide enterprise-grade, end-to-end…

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 Introduces 8 New Echo Devices

There Are Now Even More Ways to Access Alexa at Home with the All-New Echo, Echo Flex, Echo Dot with Clock, and Echo Show 8 Amazon introduced an all-new line-up of Echo devices that give you even more ways to add Alexa to your daily life—whether at home or on-the-go. Amazon also announced new Alexa features, smart home experiences, developer tools, and devices and services from eero, Ring, and other Alexa device makers. New Echo devices include: All-new Echo: Featuring an updated fabric design and even better…

Amazon Introduces an Array of New Devices and Features to Help Make Your Home Simpler, Safer, and Smarter

No Patience Needed: Amazon’s New Certified for Humans Program Makes It Easy to Find Stress-Free Smart Home Devices That Are Actually Smart Amazon announced an array of new programs, devices, and features that make it easier than ever for customers to find, setup, and enjoy connected devices in their homes. Amazon is making smart home simpler with Certified for Humans, a new program that helps customers find products that are tested to be simple to setup and work dependably with Alexa, and new devices like the Amazon Smart…