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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
UPS tests an Amazon Key-style delivery program in New York using locks made by a startup, Latch; service works with the building, not individual apartment units   —  UPS has been quietly testing a program that lets the shipping service deliver packages inside multi-unit homes while occupants are out.
Jul 17, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Alexa app for iOS to get voice control in the coming days, after the feature's announcement in January   —  Way back at the beginning of the year (seemingly 24 or 25 months, at this point), Amazon brought voice control to its Alexa app for Android.  The move marked a big step toward …
Jun 26, 2018, 6:15 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Colorado-based toy robotics startup Sphero raises $12M, with plans to raise $20M total, as it shifts focus to education after dozens of layoffs in January   —  This year has been a rough one for Sphero.  The Colorado-based toy robotics startup kicked off the year with dozens of layoffs …
Jun 14, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon bringing a French version of Alexa and Echo products to France starting next week; Echo and Echo Dot shipping next week, Echo Spot shipping next month   —  Amazon just got a step closer to world smart speaker domination.  Starting today, users in France can pre-order the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Spot.
Jun 5, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Apple reports that Podcasts now hosts more than 555K active shows, up from 525K in April, and Stuff You Should Know is the first show to pass 500M downloads   —  Beyond Watch compatibility, podcasting didn't get a lot of love as Apple blew through announcements at a frenetic pace during its two-hour-plus keynote yesterday.
Jun 5, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Google says it's using DeepMind's AI to improve battery life in Android P by learning user habits to increase efficiency   —  No surprise here, Android P was the highlight of today's Google I/O keynote.  The new version of the company's mobile operating system still doesn't have a name …
May 8, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Android P Beta is available today   —  There was plenty of talk about Android P at today's big I/O kickoff — but when can you actually download the thing?  Right now, as a matter of fact, if you've got one of a handful of compatible handsets.  You can find the upgrade here, if you dare.
May 8, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Google says the first Smart Displays, its Echo Show competitor built by third-parties with Assistant, YouTube, and more integrated, are coming in July   —  Smart Displays were the talk of Google's big push at CES this year — but there's been nary a peep in the intervening months.
May 8, 2018, 1:51 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Google announces it's adding six new voices, both male and female, to Assistant and will add musician John Legend's later this year   —  Not to be outdone by recent upgrades to Alexa and Siri, Google today announced that it's adding not one, but six new voices to its Assistant offering.
May 8, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Fitbit reports Q1 revenue of $247.9M, down 17% YoY, vs. $247.3M estimated, sold 2.2M fitness trackers, down 27% YoY, vs. 2.33M estimated   —  Fitbit scored a small coup on earnings this week, ever so slightly beating revenue expectations for the quarter.  The company pulled in $247.9 million …
May 2, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context

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