June 6, 2018

XAPPmedia Becomes First Voice AI Platform to Launch and Provide Managed Service for More Than 1,000 Voice Apps on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

XAPPmedia today announced that is has launched more than 1,000 paid voice apps for leading consumer brands and media companies that operate on Amazon Alexa and […]
May 23, 2018

XAPPmedia and 360i Win People’s Voice Webby Award for National Geographic’s Bravo Tango

We knew from the beginning that working on National Geographic’s Bravo Tango Brain Training Google Action was going to be different. National Geographic was more focused on helping the type of military veterans portrayed in its television program The Long Road Home than promoting the show.
April 30, 2018

Smart Speaker Owners and Radio Ratings – New Data Show the Link to TSL

Radio ratings participants are about 68% more likely to own a smart speaker than the general population according to January data from NuVudoo. The data show […]
April 24, 2018

Alexa is Coming to the Car Faster Than You Think

Amazon’s Alexa is being adopted by car makers ranging from Ford and Toyota to BMW. Ford says 20 million cars will have Alexa access in 2018 and that is a good start. Those announcements show a trend, but new testing by Amazon may accelerate Alexa availability by introducing an Echo Dot model for cars.
April 9, 2018

Alexa Listening Takes Off According to NPR Data

NPR revealed in an interview with MediaPost that its streaming listening through Amazon Alexa devices grew 242% between November and February. Alexa now accounts for 13.3% of all NPR’s live streaming, up from just 3.9% in late 2017. When listening on any device triples over a 3-4 month period, every general manager and program director is going to take note.
March 8, 2018

Voice Shopping to Rise to $40 Billion in 2022. Are You Ready?

There is a new report by OC&C that reveals voice commerce reached nearly $2 billion in the U.S. in 2017. More surprising to some is that it is projected to reach $40 billion in the next five years. That is an 86% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). And, it's not just a U.S. phenomenon. In the U.K. voice shopping is expected to climb from just $200 million to $5 billion in that same period.
February 9, 2018
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Westwood One Brings the Winter Olympics to Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa users can access the Winter Olympics content by saying, “Alexa, open Westwood One Sports.” They will then be offered the opportunity to listen live if a live broadcast is underway, hear the most recent live broadcast on demand, or listen to summary highlights from the day. Westwood One collaborated with XAPPmedia to launch the Westwood One Alexa skill in time for the Olympic Games opening ceremonies on February 9th.
February 6, 2018

How Voice Commerce Will Impact Omni-channel Brand Strategies…and what you should do about it.

Voice assistants are destined to become a big part of consumers’ lives and represent both a big opportunity and a threat for brands. Why? Purchases that occur today through physical stores, websites and apps will materially shift to voice commerce over the next three years. Brands can take advantage of these changing consumer preferences or cede a rapidly growing sales channel entirely to their competitors.
January 31, 2018

The Urgency for Brands to Build a Voice App Now To Establish Voice SEO Before It’s Too Late

Voice is changing the way consumers interact with technology and how they search for information. Google acknowledges that over 20% of search is now by voice and comScore’s prediction that it will trend toward 50% by 2020 is looking increasingly likely. Smart speakers are accelerating this trend. Why should brands care?