Skills

09.05.17
Alexa will recommend third-party skills for things it can’t do
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Alexa will recommend third-party skills for things it can’t do

The feature is limited for now but should get better over time.

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08.31.17
Alexa's new kid-friendly skills have a layer of parental control
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Alexa's new kid-friendly skills have a layer of parental control

Kids can add The SpongeBob Challenge, Sesame Street and Amazon Storytime skills right now.

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07.12.17
Amazon may give developers your private Alexa transcripts
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Amazon may give developers your private Alexa transcripts

The company needs to balance access for better skills against user privacy.

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05.12.17
Ads are coming to Amazon Echo skills
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Ads are coming to Amazon Echo skills

VoiceLabs' Sponsored Messages could appear in streaming music, radio streams and flash briefings.

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05.10.17
Microsoft takes aim at Alexa with Cortana Skills Kit
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Microsoft takes aim at Alexa with Cortana Skills Kit

The Cortana-powered Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker is just the beginning.

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