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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon will add a whisper feature to Alexa, allowing the assistant to whisper back or play a song quietly when whispered to, as part of Freetime for Kids   —  Today's big Amazon event was all about the hardware, but Amazon kicked things off with a few extra tricks.
Sep 20, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Department of Housing and Urban Development files a complaint against Facebook, says company's ad targeting tools enabled Fair Housing Act violations   —  A new complaint filed Friday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) accuses Facebook of helping landlords and home sellers violate the Fair Housing Act.
Aug 19, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Anchor announces Listener Support, a Patreon-style service that lets listeners pledge $0.99, $4.99, or $9.99 a month to podcasters   —  Anchor's been gaining a fair bit of steam lately with its dead simple mobile podcast editing app.  The New York startup has also been branching out in some interesting ways …
Aug 9, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
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

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