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Growing Acceptance of Smart Home Devices Will Drive Double-Digit Growth Through 2023, According to a New IDC Forecast
Beyond the first quarter, IDC anticipates the global smart home market will reach 840.7 million units by the end of 2019 and grow to 1.46 billion units by 2023
Idc  marketsizing  IoT  voice  numbers  links  via:Workflow 
june 2019 by cote
Domino's CEO's parting shot - we're going to be 100% digital
‘If you figure today we are north of 60% on our digital orders and about 10% of our orders are walk-in orders -people just walking into the store and somebody takes the order there – and those can be handled with kiosks, so that’s how those are going to be digital. But you’re looking at, today, 25% or maybe slightly more that are still old-fashioned phone orders. And think maybe three minutes average on the phone for somebody to take a phone order.’
cases  voice  dominos  digitaltransformation  food 
april 2018 by cote
The axes of HomePod evolution: don’t judge what you can’t yet see
“it’s important to bear in mind how every single Apple product tends to evolve: from MVP, aka minimal viable product, to thing that people buy by the million.”
mvp  apple  history  homepod  voice  design 
april 2018 by cote
Ordering from voice tubes
"Purchases made through devices such as Google Home and Amazon's Echo are projected to leap from $2 billion to $40 billion by 2022 as technology improves, U.S. consumers become more comfortable and the speakers become nearly as commonplace in homes as a flat-screen TV, according to a new study from OC&C Strategy Consultants."

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"Shoppers are more apt to buy cheaper items, such as phone charger cables, via voice. The average online basket was $661 for online purchases of electronics, compared with $239 for voice orders, OC&C said. "
google  voice  alexa  retail  forecasts  amazon 
march 2018 by cote
Apple’s Siri-equipped HomePod comes to your home on February 9
Apple is pretty cool consistent in anemic features versus alternatives, but like the Windows says. Of course, when Apple nails the opinionated workflow, you appreciate it:

“Since Apple revealed HomePod, it's been clear that the company is focusing more on sound quality and the music-listening experience with this smart speaker than Siri's capabilities as a home assistant. That's why Apple's device is so much more expensive than most Amazon Echo devices and the Google Home and Home Mini speakers (although Google does have Home Max, its own high-end smart speaker). However, HomePod will not launch with an important music feature: multi-room audio and stereo. Apple states that this will come to HomePod later this year through a free software update, allowing two or more HomePods to play the same audio throughout an entire home or specific room.”
siri  apple  speakers  voice 
january 2018 by cote
The latest media pivot: voice
“30% of web browsing will be done via voice by 2020, according to the technology research firm Gartner. Presumably, a large chunk of those search commands could be monetized.”
voice  garnter  advertising  predictions 
january 2018 by cote
39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims
"Today, 16 percent of Americans own a smart speaker, or around 39 million people." 64% want to do home automation with 'em. Some charts too.
IoT  googlehome  voice  alexa  marketshare 
january 2018 by cote
How smart speakers stole the show from smartphones
"In the first nine months of 2017, 17.1m smart speakers shipped worldwide, according to Canalys’s data, but a further 16.1m were shipped in the last quarter of the year driven by Christmas present sales.... The trend towards smart speakers becoming mainstream is expected to continue. Canalys is forecasting 70% year-on-year growth with shipments reaching over 56m units this year."
alexa  shipments  marketsize  voice 
january 2018 by cote
More Americans snipping landlines in favor of cell phones
"[A]lmost one in six households (15.8 percent) are wireless-only, meaning that at least one family in the household owns a wireless phone but there is no landline telephone."
cellphones  usa  phones  voice 
may 2008 by cote
Polycom.com -Support - Voice-SoundStation-SoundStation VTX 1000®
Can I hook this thing up to my network and do cool things?
polycom  voice  phones  vtx1000 
august 2007 by cote
IBM, Cisco launch joint Unified Communications platform
"The federated presence solution will take information stored in Cisco's IP network, such as availability and location, and share that information with a Sametime client."
voip  partnerships  ibm  cisco  im  voice  presense 
march 2007 by cote
Cricket, long tails, podcasting….[or, "silkysmoothlaidbackness"]
Thomas asks for some bedtime stories. It's a joke, but it sounds like fun. I never realized how "silkysmoothlaidbackness" I project until I started podcasting.
redmonk  cote  silkysmoothlaidbackness  bedtime  ideas  podcasts  voice 
december 2006 by cote

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