While the overall market seems still very nascent, I'd venture to say that Amazon is the standout leader in voice-based computing. They've put a lot of marketing and business power behind the Amazon Echo and Alexa. You see it everywhere and it's integrated into everything.
- TechCrunch - Amazon enables free calls and messages on all Echo devices with Alexa Calling (May 9, 2017)
- TechCrunch - Amazon to control 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market this year (May 8, 2017)
- TechCrunch - Amazon Lex, the technology behind Alexa, opens up to developers (April 20, 2017)
- VentureBeat - Amazon puts Alexa inside its main iPhone app (March 16, 2017)
- Recode - Amazon plans to release new Alexa devices that can make phone calls and work as intercoms (March 3, 2017)
- Medium - Jeremy Liew - Games for Alexa (Feb 17, 2017)
- MarketingLand - Amazon launches an Alexa hub to help marketers create voice skills (Feb 2, 2017)
Because Apple is a leader in the smartphone market and so early to market with Siri, it seems like voice-based computing is a HUGE opportunity. Honestly, it's somewhere Amazon has leapfrogged Apple.
- Business Insider - Apple is said to be preparing its Amazon Echo killer — and it sounds like it could be expensive (May 1, 2017)
- Business Insider - Apple CEO Tim Cook explains how Siri improves his home life — and it's a subtle shot at Amazon (Feb 1, 2017)
- Medium - Apple’s AirPods are junk, and it’s all Siri’s fault (Jan 8, 2017)
- TechCrunch - Google Home can now recognize up to six voices and give personalized responses (April 20, 2017)
Notebook page updated -- March 13, 2017