Organization: Amazon

Organization: Amazon
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Amazon Alexa Getting Longer News Briefings

Also: on that creepy human listening revelation.

April 15, 2019
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The Three Most Interesting Podcast Companies

I did this segment before I took my brief sabbatical last fall, and I thought it came out great, so I’m doing it again. Here, I’d like to quickly highlight the three companies that struck me as the most interesting over the past twelve months. They aren’t necessarily the most successful or the biggest, but […]

December 11, 2018
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Citizen Alexa

Last week, Amazon rolled out a series of Alexa updates that lets users access US election information through the smart speaker platform. Bill Barton, the VP of Information on the Alexa team, noted in a corporate blog post that the move was a response to consumer behavior. “Customers asked Alexa millions of questions during the […]

November 6, 2018
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This Week in Bezos

(1) This story starts from elsewhere: Digiday had an interesting piece last week on Bloomberg’s podcast and text-to-audio products. Two things to note: “The company said that audience downloads for its some 25 podcast have increased 35 percent year over year, but was unwilling to give exact numbers” and its text-to-audio offerings are now apparently […]

October 2, 2018
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Another Addendum to the Audible Story

Turns out West Cork, created by Eric Nuzum’s now laid off podcast-style production team, was the most consumed product on the platform.

September 28, 2018
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Slate: Why is Amazon losing ground in the smart speaker fight?

Slate’s Will Oremus examines the thread, which touches on retailers, experience, and of course, China.

August 30, 2018
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Audible Watch: August 23, 2018

Original programming proceeds on different fronts.

August 23, 2018
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Miscellaneous Bites: August 21, 2018

Futuro Media Group, the organization behind podcasts like Latino USA and In The Thick, is something called the Community Podcast Lab, a hands-on 15-week program that trains participants of color who have no formal public media experience in podcast production. The pilot program, which focuses on Boston, is now accepting applications. (Website) This might be […]

August 21, 2018
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Audible, “The Show,” and the Reality of Omni-Directional Trouble

This week, I’m trying something a little different. I’m working to think through and unpack a number of things, including last week’s developments at Audible and Tom Webster’s Growth Manifesto for Podcasting, that I believe speak to each other in interesting ways. The end product is a really long piece — almost 3000 words — […]

August 14, 2018
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Audible Update

August 10, 2018