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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Music rolls out new features that let people chat more naturally with Alexa to narrow playlist options and indicate music preferences   —  Amazon Music, reportedly the third-largest subscription-based music service worldwide, is doubling down on voice.
Dec 6, 2018, 6:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches Al-powered real-time captions and subtitles for Skype and says PowerPoint will also get them in early 2019   —  Alongside news that PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles in 2019, Microsoft announced similar technology is now available in Skype.
Dec 3, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
AT&T plans another, 3-tiered streaming service for Q4 2019 with a movie-focused entry level, a premium level with original programming, and a WarnerMedia bundle   —  AT&T may be ready to sell its stake in Hulu, the company revealed in an analyst presentation on Thursday.
Nov 30, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
A Nielsen report says US viewers spend nearly 8B hours per month streaming content via connected devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV   —  With the rise of streaming services and the trend toward cord cutting, the way U.S. consumers are watching video is also changing.
Nov 29, 2018, 6:35 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon announces new blockchain services: Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, in preview today, and AWS Managed Blockchain   —  Amazon last year dismissed the idea of getting into the blockchain with AWS, but today that's changed.  The company announced a new service called Amazon Quantum Ledger Database …
Nov 28, 2018, 1:00 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon says Alexa can be used to donate selected toys to children, in partnership with Toys for Tots, the first time it's been possible to donate items on Alexa   —  Fresh off its biggest shopping day in history, Cyber Monday 2018, Amazon today is making it easy for Alexa owners to participate …
Nov 27, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon says Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day in its history, topping Prime Day's 100M+ products sold, with the new Echo Dot as the best seller   —  Amazon said on Tuesday it just had its biggest shopping day in the company's history on Cyber Monday (Monday, November 26), based on the number of products sold worldwide.
Nov 27, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Maps rolls out a feature on Android that lets users include hashtags in business reviews   —  Google Maps has quietly rolled out a new feature aimed at helping users discover places others have recommended: it now supports hashtags in reviews.  For example, if you're reviewing …
Nov 26, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google begins rolling out an updated Google My Business app on iOS and Android, letting companies create content for their profile and view customer info   —  Google is giving its business customers a new way to reach their customers.  The company is today starting the rollout of a revamped Google …
Nov 14, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pandora launches Podcast Genome Project in beta, combining its Music Genome technology with human editorial oversight to offer podcast recommendations   —  Earlier this year, Pandora challenged Spotify's personalization capabilities by using its Music Genome technology to create dozens of customized playlists for its users.
Nov 13, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context

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