Microsoft has found itself in a tough position with Cortana but there is plenty of room in the market for a smart speaker...but it may not be with consumers.
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During his Build 2017 keynote address, Microsoft's Terry Myerson referred to Mixed Reality as "the next wave" of computing. But I think ambient computing is a much bigger deal.
Google just announced that it will bring Google Assistant to Android 6.0 and 7.0 handsets starting this week.
Microsoft has released new usage figures for Cortana and while the numbers are large, they don't tell the entire story about how it is used or how Siri/Google New measure up.
Later this year, Apple will bring Siri to the desktop where they hope to succeed with what Microsoft has struggled, get people to talk to their PC.
On Monday, Apple unveiled the next releases of each of its four major personal computing platforms---iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS---and unveiled a free app called Swift Playgrounds for the iPad.
Two weeks after my wife and I invited Alexa into our home, we're saying goodbye to the Amazon Echo and returning it to Amazon for a refund. The reason? This technology, while interesting and a clear peek at the future, just isn't essential.