Report: Smart speaker owners increasingly using them instead of typing or swiping

Survey respondents also showed openness to buying assistant devices from Facebook and other companies that don’t currently offer them.

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Google aims to make apps for Google Assistant more functional and discoverable

It also enables users to start a task on Google Home and complete it on a smartphone.

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Voice search: Content may be king, but context is queen in the new voice-first world

Yext VP of Industry Insights Duane Forrester discusses his new e-book, “How Voice Search Changes Everything,” and what marketers can do to adapt and compete.

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Siri, Safari and Google Search: What does it mean for marketers?

Columnist Jim Yu explains how Apple’s recent announcements and updates to Siri and Safari have had a major impact on the search marketing industry.

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Echo and Home will probably have to tell you they’re always listening — in Europe

As smart speakers proliferate around the world, some governments will require strong privacy disclosures and consent to recording.

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Google’s ‘Manhattan project’: Home device with a screen to compete with Echo Show

Can Google Home emerge from Amazon Echo’s shadow?

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Amazon just upped the ante in the battle of the virtual assistants

Smart speakers are the ‘gateway drug’ to smart home adoption.

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Apple switches back to Google search results for iOS & Mac

After serving Bing web search results in iOS and Mac for a few years, Apple has just switched the results back to Google, its original search partner.

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Report: Google to debut ‘Home Mini’ smart speaker for $49 on October 4

The device is Google’s answer to the low-cost Amazon Echo Dot.

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Alexa and Cortana will soon work together, allowing each to access the other

You’ll soon be able to ask Alexa to “open Cortana” and vice versa.

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