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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Amazon kicks out streaming devices made by Apple and Google

It is also surprising since, for the last 18 months, Google has had an SDK that enables any developer, including Amazon, make their apps work on Chromecast. So to say that Amazon does not work on the device seems disingenuous.

When it comes to companies offering video-streaming products, Amazon, Apple and Google are all powerhouses.

Amazon was the third largest manufacturer of media-streaming devices in 2014, behind only Roku with 34% of units sold in 2014 and Google wit ...read more

Friday, April 19, 2013

Apple is holding onto your Siri data for two years

Five months after Siri was released, a poll taken by Parks Associates showed that only 55% of people who used the service were happy with it. What that was still much higher than the 9% who said they were dissatisfied, but it also left a lot of people who, frankly, seemed unimpressed with the virtual assistant.

The survey also found that 87% of people have used Siri in some capacity, most of them only used it for basic functions, like phone calls and text messages, while neg ...read more

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Google challenges Siri with voice search on iOS

Despite being the major selling point of the iPhone 4S, Siri was never not quite as popular as Apple had hoped it would be. A survey taken by Parks Associates in March showed that only 55% of people who used Siri were satisfied with it.

That is still much higher than the 9% who said they were dissatisfied, but it also leaves a lot of people who, frankly, seem unimpressed with the virtual assistant.

From the article, "Google challenges Siri with voice search on iOS by Ste ...read more

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