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I refuse to buy in to Amazon's smart home tech. That is not their niche. This is for Google to do. Looking ahead, whom do you trust to innovate along these lines?
The idea that big tech companies have a niche is so 1990's.
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I refuse to buy in to Amazon's smart home tech. That is not their niche. This is for Google to do. Looking ahead, whom do you trust to innovate along these lines?
I thought Google's niche was disrupting the market with new products and abandoning them after a couple of years.
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There are 3 fundamental things that Google and Amazon both want from their voice assistant products:

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3. More data
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Well, they have plenty of data on me.

But it's not clear they're good at selling me stuff.

Amazon's recommendations are so-so (and it keeps trying to resell me stuff I'm not going to buy a second time), and google... I don't even look.
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Ended up ordering 3 dots. Probably to be followed by more dots and echos and screens. Can't resist on how cheap and excellent all this junk is.

Big Bezos is watching.
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What are all y'all using these things for?

I think it's bad enough Stu has an iphone that's always listening.

Though D did have fun doing knock-knock jokes with Siri yesterday
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I think it's bad enough Stu has an iphone that's always listening.

Though D did have fun doing knock-knock jokes with Siri yesterday
I don't really get the paranoia. I suppose it's because I'm not really doing anything that I have to worry about someone overhearing though
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What are all y'all using these things for?

I think it's bad enough Stu has an iphone that's always listening.

Though D did have fun doing knock-knock jokes with Siri yesterday
I use mine a lot for little things. To me it's a more convenient way to get information than using my phone, especially if my phone isn't on me or my hands aren't free, but also when that's not the case. I sometimes play Jeopardy or other games on it when I'm washing dishes or something. I play music and the news on it. Like you alluded to, sometimes kids have fun with jokes, random questions, and announcing things.

It's definitely not necessary but I get more use out of it than I thought I would.
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