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No way in he-- I would own one

Amazon or Google

     
7:22 pm on Jan 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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New report Amazon Echo tries to order doll houses across an area.

[foxnews.com...]

There is no way I would have one in my home.
12:08 am on Jan 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I can see all kinds of mischief with this.
Call friend, leave message on known (audible) answering machine...
or
Upload video to YouTube with the audio of a product to buy...competitors think their sales are excellent...till the returns come in.

And I'm not even that imaginative.
12:58 am on Jan 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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As an "open ear" by a third party, law enforcement is looking to tap these devices as a clue/crime scene tool. Not sure I'd want one in the house, not that there's any such activity going on (though the roommate does claim my singing in the shower is a crime against humanity).
1:23 am on Jan 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I think they work pretty good. We have one in the lobby and it answers questions about the building. They need to be set-up correctly. Something the little girl in the "news" story obviously didn't do.

For my studio, I'll probably go with the one from Google, which will soon surpass the Amazon Echo
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Correction: "Amazon Echo" should read "Amazon Alexa."
2:16 am on Jan 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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bwnbwn got little traction here with his thesis statement.

I've been year way over ten years and I can remember so many people posting they wouldn't do this, no one would allow that... And today it's a matter of course. For example, the map applications tracking you. Never! (Also, many saw the iPad as "never selling." And it was a stupid name, too.)

Ten years ago I tried to sell the newspaper chains a means of auto placing ads across their website networks. Worked with AP. Nope, no, never. Never would allow that. Now they allow G and others to do it for them.

And, keyplyr, how many of us have discounted Amazon? (Yeah, they DO hit a lot of foul balls...) Apple is supposed to be the hardware/software masters. Interesting they have been so slow in the area.
7:40 am on Jan 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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For my studio, I'll probably go with the one from Google,....



I have seen a couple of their tv ads. psychologically, I don't think people will like asking "google" to do something or order them something. google is everywhere. too much google.

they need a friendly name for it. like alexa or siri.
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The general user trusts big names; hense the term "branding."