Compared to pricey but sleek smart rings that track activity, Amazon's Echo Loop is a chunky one-trick pony, but one that provides a great personal mobile Alexa interaction that could ring up wearable success.
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Voice agents like Alexa have already caused Sonos to rethink its product line. Now, it's looking beyond the home as Amazon starts to go for its throat with the Echo Studio.
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With Show Mode, Amazon's agent will bring the heat as the company brings Alexa closer to the Fire.
The online giant's reinvention of the old Christmas in July promotion has turned into a celebration of all things Amazon.
As their hardware businesses grow, big tech OS licensors are more willing to cut into the sales of their licensees' products.
Amazon's latest vehicle for the Alexa voice agent has the opportunity to expand the retailer into new businesses as well as raise more privacy concerns.