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Smart Speaker Broadcasts Made Easy Through Wecast.ai

You post, we cast South Korean startup, NextNest, has launched Wecast.ai, a broadcasting platform for the widely used voice assistant technologies, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Wecast makes voice broadcast creation a simple task for anyone. Following an intuitive interface, users simply type their messages, just as they would on Twitter or Facebook, to be broadcast on smart speakers all over the world. Marketing Technology News: Finding it Extremely Hard to Attract Audience to Your Blogs? Answer, SEO According…

Howard Stern Announces Free Access To Full SiriusXM Premier Streaming Service Through May 15

With millions currently staying home, SiriusXM opens access in North America via the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com/streamfree Announcement made by Howard Stern broadcasting from his home Featuring 300+ channels of news and information, entertainment, escape, and companionship across ad-free music channels, plus channels of live news, faith-based content, comedy, sports talk, politics, and on demand content New #StayHome Radio channel brings happy, feel-good music The Billy Joel Channel and Dave Matthews Band Radio…

AT&T TV Launches Nationwide Starting Today

Simple Voice Command With Google Assistant Allows Easy Access to All-In-One Entertainment and Your Favorite Streaming Apps Like HBO Max When It Launches May 2020 AT&T launches a new live TV service, AT&T TV, nationwide after a successful 13-market pilot. AT&T TV’s marries what you love about live TV with video streaming and apps. Powered by Android TV, it includes live TV packages with your favorite channels and offers easy access to your live TV and apps with one device without having to switch inputs. You…

Superson Collaborates with Google to Help Singles in Indonesia on Valentine’s Day

YukMoveOn (Let’s Move On) Shows How Google Apps Can Help All Indonesians, Also the Singles, Those in ‘Almost-But-Not-Quite’ Relationships, and the Ones in the Friend-Zone This Valentine’s Day Freelance-based creative agency Superson has launched their latest collaboration with Google Indonesia with a campaign that offers a fresh perspective to Valentine’s Day by showing support to those less lucky in love. Titled ‘Yuk Move On’ (‘Let’s Move On’), the campaign celebrates those who are single, in ‘almost-but-not-quite’…

Cardinal Dolan’s Annual SiriusXM Christmas Special from New York’s Sheen Center for Thought & Culture To Air on December 17

Broadcast will air nationwide on The Catholic Channel with performances and interviews with Kristin Chenoweth, The New York Tenors, the Radio City Rockettes and more Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York will host his annual SiriusXM Christmas special from The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in New York City. The special edition of the Cardinal's weekly show, Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, will air nationwide on Tuesday, December 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET on The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM, channel…

Smart Devices Try To Avoid A Festive Failure

56% planning to purchase a device over the Christmas Period, despite 69% confirming their device doesn’t always understand them There’s going to be a lot of domestic smart tech unwrapped amid the tinsel this Christmas, according to the latest research on the hottest Christmas gifts.  Despite 56% of the population already owning a smart device and 56% planning on purchasing a smart device for either themselves or a loved one, many are only using limited functionality on their devices, according to latest research by…

US Consumers Believe Customer Support Calls Put Them At Risk for Fraud

Sitel Group has found that more than four in five Americans think brands could do more to prevent customer service fraud and one in four don't trust that brands are handling their personal information securely Half (46%) of Americans admit they have been a victim of fraud, but nearly all (92%) think the risk of fraud is increasing in our day-to-day activities. Even more concerning, nearly one third (31%) have actually felt at risk for fraud when contacting a brand's customer service department, and 47% said it was because…

SiriusXM Coming to the Google Assistant

SiriusXM's Acclaimed Programming, Featuring Howard Stern, Commercial-Free Music, Plus Sports, Talk, Comedy, News, Entertainment and More Will Be Available in the Coming Days on Google Assistant Enabled Devices like Google Nest Speakers and Displays Google and SiriusXM announced that SiriusXM will be available on Google Nest smart speakers and displays via the Google Assistant, bringing seamless access to SiriusXM's acclaimed lineup of audio entertainment – featuring Howard Stern, hundreds of commercial-free music…

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…

AI Used for Good Can Transform the Human Experience

Ever since AI has emerged as a viable technology – it has been seen to revolutionize everything from driving a car to requesting asking a Google assistant to set an appointment for a haircut. Skeptics worry about job losses and a robotic takeover of our race. Although many of the scenarios are still in the early phase of the hype-cycle, there have been a number of exemplary use cases of AI, including a good many that seek to change the world for the better. Much of the momentum driving AI so far has come from more…

Satisfi Labs Receives Investment from the Google Assistant Investment Program to Grow Conversational AI Voice Capabilities

Satisfi Labs’ Knowledge Management Platform Receives Investment from the Google Assistant for Growth of Google Actions and to Support the Voice Ecosystem Satisfi Labs, the leading AI-powered Knowledge Management Platform, announced their investment from the Google Assistant Investment Program. The new investment from Google will give Satisfi Labs the ability to expand its voice capabilities to support Google Actions for the Google Assistant. Satisfi Labs’ conversational AI capabilities broaden the Assistant’s reach into…

Olo to Enable Brand Direct Food Ordering from Google Search, Google Maps and the Google Assistant

Integration allows restaurant brands to access direct traffic from Google’s platforms Olo, the leading digital food ordering platform for the restaurant industry, announced that it is working together with Google to enable customers to order directly from restaurant brands across Google Search, Maps and the Google Assistant. The integration allows Olo’s network of more than 70,000 restaurant brand locations to be enabled on Google’s platforms so that consumers can order directly on Google from Search and Maps. Users can…

4 Applications of AI in Marketing That CMOs Should Watch Closely

From Optimizing Messaging for Direct-Response Channels to Powering Chatbots, AI Is Making an Impact That Will Only Accelerate from Here Over the next decade, Artificial Intelligence will transform the nature of work across a range of industries, and given our penchant for being early adopters, marketers will be on the fast track. The potential of AI and Machine Learning to help marketers better understand our customers, improve their experience with our products and services, and reach them via tailored messages and…

DISH Activates the Google Assistant on Hopper Receivers; Debuts New Google-Branded Voice Remote

Access the Assistant Using Dish Voice Remote; No Additional Devices Required DISH began rolling out a software update on the company's Hopper family receivers that allows customers to access the Google Assistant via the DISH voice remote at no additional cost. Customers can use the DISH voice remote to ask the Assistant questions related to what they're watching, as well as receive weather updates, find nearby restaurants, view photos on the screen, control smart home devices and more. These new capabilities build on the…

Is Voice-Enabled Shopping Retail’s Missing Link?

This past holiday season, voice-activated shopping was among the various options consumers had available to make their purchases. Technologies such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant offered consumers the ability to make and execute fast and convenient purchase decisions. They promised to be a shopping nirvana for everyone from the most die-hard shopaholic to the casual shopper looking to avoid holiday traffic. Retailers are right to be optimistic about the power of voice. According to a Walker Sands’ report, 50% of…

Algolia Announces Expanded Collaboration with WW – The New Weight Watchers – on Voice-Enabled Technology

WW Leverages Algolia to Power Enhanced Digital Experience with Wellow, Its New Voice App Algolia, the leading Search and Discovery API for websites and mobile apps, announced that WW – the new Weight Watchers – selected Algolia’s powerful voice search to enable WW’s new smart voice application that launched on Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. With more than 43 million people in the United States now owning a smart speaker, voice-enabled technology has become a cornerstone of many households. WW recently launched…

STUDY: Nearly Half of SMB Marketers Say Amazon’s Alexa Has More Marketing Potential Than Other Voice Assistants

Uberall Study Finds That SMBs Prefer Alexa over Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana Uberall, Inc., the location marketing solution for businesses competing to attract and win local brick-and-mortar customers, released a new study about how SMB (small- and medium-sized business) marketers feel about interactive voice technology. Interactive voice is the 2-way engagement that a consumer has with a voice assistant like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple’s Siri. People can use these assistants in many different places like…

Apple Takes Leap of Faith into Immersive Voice and Conversational AI; Buys PullString

The maker of conversational AI and immersive voice applications for Amazon Studios: The Grand Tour, HeartRadio: iHeart Santa, Amazon Studios: Bosch, HomeAdvisor and a galaxy of other voice-based applications made a soft landing last week as trending news on MarTech acquisitions. As per sources, PullString is now an Apple company. This development opens up new avenues for Mobile Marketing and In-App application developers to leverage technology for making immersive conversational voice apps using AI and Machine Learning. For…

AVIOS Launches Conversational Interaction Conference

Companies Are Increasingly Using AI Tools That Deal with Human Language Dealing with human language automatically – "natural language processing" (NLP, which can interpret text or speech) – is evident in products such as Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant. But that's the tip of the iceberg. NLP can be used by companies to deal with customers or employees in natural language that simplifies interactions, overcoming the limitations of the Graphical User Interface on mobile devices, the the frustration of a long series of…

LivePerson Launches LiveEngage; Connects Large Brands and Consumers via Alexa and Google Assistant

LiveEngage for Voice Assistants Is the First to Work Seamlessly Across In-Home Assistants and Messaging on Smartphones LivePerson Inc., a leading provider of conversational commerce solutions, announced the launch of LiveEngage for Voice Assistants, the most advanced way for brands to connect conversationally, at scale, with consumers using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. As well as performing simple tasks like paying a phone bill or checking an account balance, it is the first conversational platform for the enterprise…