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  • Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza

    Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza

    In case you needed another reason to buy Amazon’s Internet-connected speaker, the Amazon Echo: the device can now order pizza for you, following your verbal command. Have all my dreams come true? Yes. Yes, they have. The feature is actually being made available by way of a third-party application from delivery chain Domino’s, which has been experimenting with new digital… Read More

  • Amazon Moves Appstore VP To Alexa’s App Store, Readies Echo Super Bowl Ad

    Amazon Moves Appstore VP To Alexa’s App Store, Readies Echo Super Bowl Ad

    Amazon is clearly doubling down on its Alexa-powered connected speaker Echo, and the Alexa ecosystem as a whole – and not just because it’s now shelling out the big bucks to advertise the product during the Super Bowl for the first time, though that, too, is notable. But the company has also put its Amazon Appstore VP, Steve Rabuchin, in charge of Alexa’s growing… Read More

  • This Saturday On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Echo

    This Saturday On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Echo

    I could lie and tell you that we recorded a special July 4th edition of the TC Gadgets Podcast, but it wouldn’t be accurate. In reality, we recorded this podcast over a week ago and I accidentally forgot to push the publish button. But the content still exists, so I felt strongly about sharing it with you guys. In this episode, we talk about the freshly released Amazon Echo, which is… Read More

  • 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