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  • Let’s Call The Amazon Echo What It Is

    Let’s Call The Amazon Echo What It Is

    This morning, Amazon announced a new device called Echo. With a built-in, cloud connected, “always on” microphone, the Echo can listen for your voice “from across the room.” You can ask it about the weather. You can tell it to set an alarm. It’s a personal assistant in a tube! But lets be clear here on what this thing is beyond that – or what it will be. Read More

  • Amazon Echo Is A $199 Connected Speaker Packing An Always-On Siri-Style Assistant

    Amazon Echo Is A $199 Connected Speaker Packing An Always-On Siri-Style Assistant

    Amazon has a new product that doesn’t really have any current equivalent form any other tech company – a connected speaker called Echo that’s always-on, listening for commands that its virtual assistant can then respond to with information or by triggering a task. The cylindrical device has room-filling sound, and seven microphones on top, which use beam-forming tech to… Read More

  • With A New “Experience Studio”, Echo Aims To Bring Its Social Media Curation To A Broader Audience

    With A New “Experience Studio”, Echo Aims To Bring Its Social Media Curation To A Broader Audience

    Echo is a startup that’s been helping big companies and their agencies create widgets that highlight social media conversations. Now, with the launch of a new product called the Echo Experience Studio, co-founder and Chief Product Officer Chris Saad said the company has expanded its technology and made it accessible to a much broader group of customers, including small businesses… Read More

  • With Echo, The Team Behind Laundry Startup Prim Fights Push Notification Overload

    With Echo, The Team Behind Laundry Startup Prim Fights Push Notification Overload

    Back in January, startup Prim shut down its door-to-door laundry service. Now its founders are ready to talk about what they’re doing next — and no, it’s not laundry-related. The team has built an app for Android lockscreens that helps users manage what can sometimes feel like a barrage of push notifications. Co-founders Xuwen Cao and Yin Yin Wu said this was an issue they… Read More

  • The Realtime Web: RealTidbits Teams With Echo To Breathe New Life Into Forums

    RealTidbits, a San Diego-based product development company, today announces the release of its RealTime Forum, an embeddable widget that allows you to add a dynamic stream and to build a realtime community on your company’s website. RealTidbits is a spinoff of 3ones, a product development company for hire, and is a launch-partner of Echo, which recently launched its StreamServer, a… Read More

  • Burn Notice Prequel Goes All Dual Screen With Realtime Comments

    TV is just not the same without Twitter and Facebook chatter. Tonight’s prequel movie Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe comes with social chatter about the show on your laptop courtesy of Echo, the realtime commenting system. The USA Network launched this companion site, which pulls in comments, Tweets, Facebook status updates and Fan Page comments, as well as YouTube video and… Read More

  • Fujitsu Takes A Bad Idea And Makes It Worse, Tries To Compete With Kyocera Echo

    First it was the Kyocera Echo. Now this? Just when you thought someone couldn’t make a bad idea any worse, Fujitsu shows this off. Fujitsu is working on getting this device to the market in the next few months, though no specific time frame was given. Video after the break. Read More

  • Echo Launches 'Stream Server', An AWS For Real-Time Social Content

    If you’re a web developer you’re undoubtedly familiar with Amazon Web Services, the suite of products that allows developers to build and scale online services with a minimal amount of infrastructure costs. Today, commenting engine Echo is launching something that’s akin to an ‘AWS for Real-time’: Echo Stream Server. The service has actually been in beta for the… Read More

  • Facebook Has Been Refining Their Troll-Slaying Comment System For Months; Finally Ready To Roll?

    Facebook Has Been Refining Their Troll-Slaying Comment System For Months; Finally Ready To Roll?

    Back in October of last year, news started to trickle out that Facebook was completely revamping their commenting system plugin. The very thought had to send a chill down the spine of commenting startups like Disqus, Echo, and Livefyre. In a statement to us at the time, Facebook confirmed the upgrades, and vaguely said, “we’ll have more to share in the coming weeks.” Well… Read More

  • Echo Brings Comments To Your Homepage With Real-Time River

    Echo, a comment platform with a strong focus on real-time, has launched the latest addition to its suite of products: the Real-Time River, which allows publishers to tie real-time comments directly into portions of their sites that are typically static. In particular, the new feature allows publishers to add comments to their homepages and ‘top news’ sections, which often feature… Read More

  • Echo Launches Eye Catching Real-Time Recent Comments Widget

    Echo, the real-time comment engine formerly known as JS-Kit, has launched a new real-time recent comments widget that allows publishers to embed a stream of their users’ latest comments and tweets on their homepage and alongside articles. The widget can display comments left anywhere on the publisher’s site, or they can elect to only show comments from a certain subsection. Read More