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Each week's most relevant and interesting news stories in voice technology, discussed by a panel of experts. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 9 (Nov 16th, 2018)

With a last-minute need to reschedule our previously-scheduled guests, we invited friend of the show Brian Roemmele - the person who coined the term "voice-first" - to join us. Host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) discussed with Brian the top stories in voice-first technology, in his mind, as we head toward the end of the year. The result is a wide-ranging hour-long conversation touching on a number of very relevant issues in the young space, and a look ahead to issues that will shape...

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 8 (Nov 9th, 2018)

Pete Erickson (CEO, Modev) and Bret Kinsella (Editor and Publisher, Voicebot.AI) join host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) to discuss the voice technology news of the week, including Alexa's 4th birthday, Google partnering with Disney and Sephora, Samsung going "all in" on Bixby, and a report that young people favor female voices with voice assistants. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM global podcast network.

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 7 (Nov 1st, 2018)

Anne Weiler (CEO and co-founder of Wellpepper) and Matt Cybulsky (Principal, IONIA) join host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) to discuss the voice technology news of the week, including the announcement of APL (Alexa Presentation Language), Alexa adding election information for voters leading up to midterm elections, Google partnering with Spotify, and voice-first healthcare delivered by Suki and Cuida Health. This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM global podcast network.

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 6 (Oct 26th, 2018)

Mari Lescaille (VoiceFirst Weekly) along with Kane Simms and Dustin Coates (VUX World) join host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) to discuss the voice technology news of the week, including whether Alexa should "be afraid" of Google, Amazon's partnership with Qualcomm to produce Alexa-enabled headphones, Samsung's latest features for Bixby rolling out at an upcoming developer conference, and reports from Carnegie Mellon on sound and vibration supporting "context-aware" computing. This ...

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 5 (Oct 19th, 2018)

Stuart Crane (CEO and founder of Voice Metrics) and Ben Fisher (CEO and founder of Magic + Company) join host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) to discuss the voice technology news of the week, including children growing up knowing Alexa, Amazon patenting technology for Alexa to know if you're sick, Google fighting for voice commerce market share and the overall state of voice-first purchasing, and whether we need a voice-first "smart couch" or not. This Week In Voice is part of the Voi...

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 4 (Oct 12th, 2018)

An all-star panel (Brian Garr, Daniel Gonzalez) join host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) to discuss the growing competition for multi-modal supremacy, 61% of Alexa skills have no ratings, Google Duplex on the new Pixel phone, the newest cohort of Alexa Accelerator companies, and over a million people proposed to Alexa last year! This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM global podcast network.

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 3 (Sep 28th, 2018)

An all-star panel (Joan Palmiter Bajorek of Women in Voice; UX/marketing consultant Sabrina Delale) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Amazon's play for attention, Google teaming up with Roku, Apple teaming up with Salesforce, and what goes into the creation of a virtual assistant persona. This Week In Voice is hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing), sponsored by VoiceFirst Events (VoiceFirstEvents.com), and is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 2 (Sep 21st, 2018)

An all-star panel (Obaid Ahmed of Botmock; Duane Forrester of Yext) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Amazon's product blitzkrieg replete with Alexa-enabled microwave, subwoofer, and smart plug, SoundHound's latest partnership to get Houndify inside Mercedes' MBUX in-car ecosystem, Google's approach to voice-first home security, whether Apple's Siri Shortcuts app moves any sort of needle in the industry, and Lenovo's new multi-modal marketing message. This Week In Voice i...

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This Week In Voice - Season 3 Episode 1 (Sep 14th, 2018)

This Week In Voice returns for Season 3 with special guests Cathy Pearl (Google) and Noelle LaCharite (Microsoft). Stories include whether Google Assistant being bilingual is as big a deal as it sounds, Amazon and Microsoft's partnership together growing, Google's push toward "digital wellbeing," and lots of folks cursing at a Walrus! This Week In Voice is hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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This Week In Voice - Special #VOICE18 Edition (Jul 31st, 2018)

The Voice Summit took place in Newark, New Jersey, from July 24-26, and This Week In Voice was there! Featured guest Heidi Culbertson (CEO and founder, Ask Marvee) discusses the Summit with host Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing). Additional guests include Mike Atkinson (Orderscape), Adva Levin (Pretzel Labs), Ilya Ozerets (ID R&D), Will Hall (RAIN Agency), and Ilana Shalowitz and Brian Bauman (Wolters Kluwer Health). This Week In Voice is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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This Week In Voice - Season 2 Finale (Jun 15th, 2018)

The Season Finale for Season 2 of This Week In Voice, which also serves as a preview to this fall's Digital Book World 2018 (Oct 2-4, Nashville TN) features legendary technology journalist Walt Mossberg, along with longtime corporate communications veteran Karen Wickre, discussing the latest in voice technology news, including whether the litany of Amazon Alexa-enabled devices has grown too complex, whether Google Assistant is truly on the rise, and the state of Apple, Siri, and the HomePod. ...

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This Week In Voice - Season 2 Episode 19 (Jun 8th, 2018)

In a special preview edition of the upcoming 2019 Alexa Conference, Presented By VoiceFirst.FM (and sponsored by Amazon) (www.voicefirst.fm/alexaconference), Dave Kemp (Business Development Manager, Oaktree Products) and Kesha Williams (Software Engineering Manager, Chick-Fil-A) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including the current market share information for smart speakers within the United States, the Echo Show now being available to the public, Siri's next frontier, Sonos' ne...

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This Week In Voice - Season 2 Episode 18 (Jun 1st, 2018)

In a special preview edition of the upcoming Voice of Healthcare Summit (www.VOHSummit.com), Laurie Orlov (Principal Analyst, Aging In Place Technology Watch) and Nate Treloar (President and COO, Orbita) discuss the latest in healthcare-oriented voice technology news, including a discussion of the state of AI within healthcare, the extent to which Amazon's Alexa is ready to support healthcare operations, Suki's $20 million voice assistant for doctors, and the role Google Duplex may play withi...

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This Week In Voice - Season 2 Episode 17 (May 25th, 2018)

An all-star panel (Florian Hollandt of Jovo; Adva Levin of Pretzel Labs; Ryan MacInnis of Voysis) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Google Home beating Amazon Echo in Q1 2018 shipment numbers, Amazon and Google battling for supremacy in India, Apple's rumored new smart speaker carrying the Beats brand, Samsung's push to have Bixby in all devices by 2020, and a hilarious and insightful exchange between a frustrated Scottish woman and her Alexa device. This Week In Voice is...

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This Week In Voice - Season 2 Episode 16 (May 17th, 2018)

An all-star panel (Doug Schumacher, the creator of "Homie and Lexy," and Emma Furlong and Helen Yu, both of Clinc) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including the Yanny vs Laurel debate seizing social media, Moms increasingly owning smart speakers, Google Home beats Amazon Echo in two audio recognition performance tests, a discussion on whether Apple, Amazon, and Facebook the future of banking, and a piece from Opus Research's Dan Miller on Google Duplex. This Week In Voice is host...

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This Week In Voice - Season 2 Episode 15 (May 11th, 2018)

The all-star duo from Voicebot.AI (Editor Bret Kinsella and Associate Editor Ava Mutchler) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including the shockwaves created by Google I/O, including Google Duplex; the revelation that Alexa Skill engagement rose 75% in 2017, a discussion of Microsoft's integration of Cortana with Amazon's Alexa, and a British inventor who decided to convert Alexa into a dominatrix. This Week In Voice is hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and is part ...

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This Week In Voice - Season 2 Episode 14 (May 3rd, 2018)

An all-star duo (Pete Erickson of Modev / Voice Summit; Amy Stapleton of Tellables / VoiceFirstFiction.com) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Google's new investment program for companies developing for Google Assistant, new reporting on primary use cases for smart speakers, Apple's Siri caught in another gaffe, a Slate article about dating men who yell at Alexa, and the debut of a new type of Pac-Man on Amazon's Alexa platform. This Week In Voice is hosted by Bradley Met...

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This Week In Voice - Season 2 Episode 13 (Apr 27th, 2018)

An all-star panel (Theo Lau, founder of Unconventional Ventures; Katie McMahon, VP and GM of SoundHound Inc., and renowned #VoiceFirst expert Brian Roemmele) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Amazon's release of a children's version of the Echo Dot, Harvard Business Review's examination of marketing in the age of Alexa, Google's bold new podcasting strategy, the battle heating up for voice technology in connected cars, and Facebook's delay of its smart speaker entrants in...

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 12 (Apr 20th, 2018)

An all-star duo (Lauren Golembiewski of Voxable; Michael Fitzpatrick of PullString) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Adobe's acquisition of #VoiceFirst startup Sayspring, Apple's HomePod predicted to only sell two million units, Amazon's release of the Intent Request API, Google's advances in AI in advertising and publishing, and the BBC's piece on "I Tried To Make Alexa My Best Friend." This Week In Voice is hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and is part ...

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 11 (Apr 6th, 2018)

An all-star panel (Ilana Shalowitz and Joseph Dangelmaier, both of Emmi Solutions / Wolters Kluwer Health, and Nick Brown of Effct) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Apple's flashy new hire of Google's former AI executive, Alexa showing up everywhere, Google and Target teaming up for a voice-first ad campaign, and a report that voice technology is bolstered by family activities and routines. This Week In Voice is hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and is pa...

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