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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 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 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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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 10 (Mar 30th, 2018)

An all-star duo (Luciana Morais and Brielle Nickoloff, both of DC-based Witlingo) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Facebook's delayed smart display, 5 ways to improve Alexa Routines, Bank of America's new bot "Erica," and a candid discussion regarding #VoiceCon, Gary Vaynerchuk's $1,000, one-day conference. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 10 (Mar 30th, 2018)

An all-star duo (Luciana Morais and Brielle Nickoloff, both of DC-based Witlingo) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Facebook's delayed smart display, 5 ways to improve Alexa Routines, Bank of America's new bot "Erica," and a candid discussion regarding #VoiceCon, Gary Vaynerchuk's $1,000, one-day conference. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 9 (Mar 23rd, 2018)

The team from St. Louis-based voice experience developer VoiceXP (Bob Stolzberg, Bonnie Snyder, and Mark Tucker) join This Week In Voice to discuss the latest in voice technology news, including the positioning of IBM Watson as a secure and private alternative to Alexa, Google Assistant's new retail/commerce actions, Apple executives sniping at each other on Twitter, and whether Alexa and other voice assistants get in the way of our relationships to each other as well as our religious beliefs...

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 8 (Mar 16th, 2018)

The co-founders of Aiqudo (www.aiqudo.com) join This Week In Voice to discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Alexa's "follow-up mode," Google Assistant's "multi-step routines," being able to use both voice assistants on tablets, how soon we'll see consumers using Alexa for person-to-person banking, and "Siri for slopes," a bot developed for Vail, Colorado. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 7 (Mar 9th, 2018)

An all-star duo (Cheryl Platz, Principal Engineer at Microsoft and Mark Webster, CEO and founder of Sayspring) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Amazon Alexa randomly laughing out loud, Google's new tagline for Google Assistant ("Make Google Do It"), a new Voicebot report that 1 in 5 US adults owns a smart speaker, Cortana continuing to make strides quietly, and Blake Shelton rolls out Alexa alarms featuring his voice. This episode also features a special cameo by Benicio...

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 6 (Mar 2nd, 2018)

An all-star duo (Dan Miller, founder and lead analyst of Opus Research, and Amy Stapleton, founder and CEO of Tellables) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including Amazon's massive acquisition of Ring, Google's announcement of carrier and OEM programs related to Google Assistant, the explosion of voice-assistant-driven commerce, the expansion of Amazon's developer payment program, a review of the Echo Dot and Google Home Mini by a 4th grader, and Amazon's sponsorship of The Alexa ...

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 5 (Feb 23rd, 2018)

An all-star duo (Dave Kemp, Business Development Manager for Oaktree Products, and Sarah Storm, Head of Cloud Studio for SpokenLayer) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including the New York Times piece about how we're living in Alexa's world, a potential smart speaker from Spotify, the next generation of voice-first marketers, satire about a man marrying Alexa, and the announcement of The Voice of Healthcare Summit, taking place Tuesday, August 7, in Boston, Massachusetts (www.VOH...

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 4 (Feb 16th, 2018)

An all-star duo (Anup Gosavi, founder of Spext (spext.co) and William Nutt, founder and chief strategist of Nutt Labs and creator of Alexa.bio) discuss the latest in voice technology news, including the HomePod's release and various problems, a new report suggesting Google will overtake Amazon in the #voicefirst realm over the next five years, Facebook's two new smart speakers coming out in July, and the Echo Look making a splash during New York Fashion Week. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, S...

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 3 (Feb 9th, 2018)

Joined by Stuart Crane, CEO and founder of Voice Metrics (www.voicemetrics.io), this episode wraps up the recent Smart Voice Summit, discusses the HomePod's release and Alexa's dominant advertising performance at the Super Bowl, and VoiceFirst.FM's expansion to include three new shows. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 2 (Jan 26th, 2018)

Joined by Katie Ernst, CEO and founder of Select A Story, and featuring a cameo from #VoiceFirst leader Brian Roemmele, this episode features a special announcement of a new venture between Roemmele and Score Publishing, a wrap-up of The 2018 Alexa Conference, discussion of the HomePod's release date announcement, Alexa favoring the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl, and more. Hosted by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing) and part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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This Week In Voice, Season 2 Episode 1 (Jan 10th, 2018)

This Week In Voice returns with a look at stories coming out of CES, as well as a preview of The Alexa Conference, coming up Jan 18-20 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Special guests include Tim Kahle and Dominik Meissner of Germany's 169 Labs. This Week In Voice is hosted by Bradley Metrock and is part of the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network.

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