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  • Smart Speaker Maker Sonos Files For IPO
    Smart speaker maker Sonos filed for an IPO on the Nasdaq stock exchange Friday. "We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and other general ...
  • Malibu, IoT Agency SharpEnd Connecting 300,000 Bottles Of Rum For Campaign
    Malibu is connecting more of its bottles of rum. As part of its "Because Summer" campaign, Malibu and its Internet of Things agency SharpEnd are creating 300,000 NFC-enabled bottles to ...
  • Smart TVs Gather Viewing Info For Targeting Ads
    Television viewer information is increasingly being captured and used for more precise consumer targeting. One of the biggest of the tracking companies has raised $40 million in venture funding. ...
  • Voice Assistants Extending Into Businesses
    Voice-assistant technology is expanding into the business environment, according to a new forecast from Futuresource Consulting. With 37 million smart speakers installed globally as of the end of 2017, it ...
  • Chatbots Projected To Save Businesses $11 Billion; Retail Leads
    Businesses can expect to save $11 billion by 2023 by using chatbots as replacements for customer service reps, according to a new study by Juniper Research. ...
  • Samsung Adds Bixby Voice To Frame TV
    Samsung keep moving its Frame TV forward, now adding its Bixby voice control to the flat screen. The voice feature also can be used to control other connected devices in ...
  • Bosch Invests In Startup To Connect More Vehicles
    The German technology supplier Bosch Group is investing in Mojio, a Canadian technology platform startup, to co-develop a suite of advanced connected car services. Founded in 2012, Mojio has teams ...
  • Sony Intros Amazon Alexa Bedtime Stories To Promo 'Hotel Transylvania 3'
    Sony Pictures Animation has launched a series of bedtime stories through Amazon's Alexa-powered smart speakers to promote the upcoming movie "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." ...
  • 21 Million Self-Driving Vehicles Projected By 2026
    Fully autonomous vehicles are not likely to be in showrooms in large numbers any time soon, but much of the technology that makes them work is already in many new ...
  • Smart Scooter Company Raises $300 Million
    As the scooter wars heat up, the startup Bird just raised an additional $300 million, giving it a valuation of about $2 billion. ...
  • Niantic Acquisition Lets Pokemon Go Hide AR Characters Behind Real World Objects
    Niantic, maker of the augmented reality game hit Pokemon Go, has acquired Matrix Mill, a computer vision and machine learning company. The venture introduces a new cross-platform AR technology for ...
  • New Google Home Feature Allows Continuous Conversations
    Google just added a new feature to its Google Home smart speaker called "continued conversation." After asking the Assistant a question, another can follow without having to say "Hey Goog ...
  • Best Western Intros Watson AI-Powered Ad Campaign
    Best Western Hotels has teamed with IBM Watson Advertising to create a new, artificial intelligence-powered interactive ad. The Best Western Watson Ad aims to personalizes vacation planning by leveraging the ...
  • 'The Walking Dead' Launching Location-Based AR Game
    The location-based, augmented reality game relating to "The Walking Dead" is being launched globally on July 12, according to AMC and Next Games. "The Walking Dead: Our World" lets players ...
  • Augmented Reality Meets Revenue Reality
    The augmented reality wave is just around the corner, even though most people with a smartphone have yet to try it. The question of whether consumers would pay anything for ...
  • Amazon Adds Voice To Alexa iOS Mobile App
    Amazon has finally added voice control to the Alexa app for iOS devices. The capability has been on Android phones for some time. ...
  • Kroger Plans Grocery Deliveries In Self-Driving Vehicles
    The Kroger Company is partnering with Nuro to launch on-road, fully autonomous vehicles to deliver groceries. Customers will be able to place same-day delivery orders through Kroger's ordering system and ...
  • Employees, HR Leaders Dealing With AI At Work
    Many people are ready to embrace artificial intelligence in the workplace and even are ready to take instructions from AI bots at work. Yet there appears to be a gap ...
  • Boston Approves Self-Driving Car Test Citywide
    The City of Boston has granted autonomous driving company nuTonomy and its parent company Aptiv permission to operate autonomous vehicles on public roads citywide. ...
  • Insurance Companies Offer Smart-Home Discounts
    Several insurance companies have started offering discounts on homeowner policies for certain smart home devices, according to an analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence. At least nine companies in various ...
  • Smart Speaker Ownership Hits 19% Globally, 35% In U.S.
    Ownership of home digital assistants has been growing dramatically over the last year but it looks like there will be some holdouts in adopting the smart speakers. Digital assistants like ...
  • Smart Speakers Meet The Trust Issue
    Consumers were asked if they would trust a digital assistant to provide general information such as weather, news, research and product information, and results show that the trust level varies ...
  • Face Scanning At Orlando Airport Expands To All International Travelers
    Orlando International Airport is the first U.S. airport to use biometric technology on all international travelers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has tested a biometric exit at 13 U.S. airports ...
  • 80% Of Smart Home Online Conversations Positive; Amazon, Google Most Discussed
    Conversations online about smart homes took off around 2013. By 2017 there were more than 250,000 posts related to smart homes, based on an analysis of online activity. ...
  • Video Entertainment Leading Smart Device Market To $206 Billion This Year: IDC
    The smart home market globally will ship 550 million devices this year, growing 27% over the previous year, according to the new International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device ...
  • Smart Speakers Tapped For Interactive 'Jurassic World' Adventure
    Marketers are becoming more innovative in how they get consumers to interact with smart home speakers. As a promo for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," the projected blockbuster movie opening this ...
  • Microsoft Drops Plans To Add VR To Xbox
    Microsoft has decided not to add virtual reality to the Xbox, preferring to leave it as a TV-focused experience. Microsoft has said the VR market has grown more slowly than ...
  • Augmented Reality Tapped for Power Rangers Ad Campaign
    Results from an augmented reality ad campaign for Saban Brands' Power Rangers franchise have been tabulated to determine the AR impact on time spent with the ad and click-through rates. ...
  • Virtual, Augmented Reality Growing - And Growing Up
    Shipments of VR and AR headsets are down 30% from a year ago, primarily since they no longer come with many high-end smartphones, as they did during much of 2 ...
  • El Jimador Tequila Intros Connected Bottles For Soccer Campaign
    Tequila bottles are getting connected in advance of a summer soccer campaign. El Jimador, the tequila brand of Brown-Forman, the Louisville-based spirits company with more than 25 brands in its ...