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The Voice for Voice podcast is a weekly commentary on the latest developments in the Voice Technology world. Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Siri, and Cortana.

The Voice for Voice podcast is a weekly commentary on the latest developments in the Voice Technology world. Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Siri, and Cortana.
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United Kingdom

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The Voice for Voice podcast is a weekly commentary on the latest developments in the Voice Technology world. Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Siri, and Cortana.

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@geraintjohn

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English

Contact:

+447951080236


Episodes

Episode 22 - Alexa for Good, Google & Amazon Ear Buds, BHF Skill of the Week, Head-to-Head

12/7/2018
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Welcome back! In episode 22 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint and Will discuss fascinating insights gleaned from the Alexa Dev MeetUp, including: -Alexa and Charities (What are the opportunities and challenges?) -Is the future of Alexa content rather than Skills? -Alexa's data project (is Voice the key to making data accessible for all?) SKILL OF THE WEEK = British Heart Foundation HEAD TO HEAD = Siri vs Google Home

Duration:00:32:47

Episode 21 - Voice Shopping, Alexa for Good, WeWork Fail, "Big Sky" Skill, Head-to-Head

11/30/2018
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In Episode 21 of the Voice for Voice, Geraint and Will discuss the weekly roundup of Voice Tech news, including topics such as: -Amazon's plan to get brands to promote Voice shopping -The London Alexa Dev Meetup (on Tuesday, see you there) and -Alexa and WeWork's partnership fail. Our Skill of the Week is Big Sky (congrats Philosophical Creations). Our Head-to-Head pits our brand new Amazon Show against the Google Home.

Duration:00:33:02

Episode 20 - Alexa called as a murder witness, goodbye Cortana, Alexa Blueprints, Skill of the Week, Head to Head

11/23/2018
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Download Episode! It's episode 20 of the Voice for Voice! Themes of the day: -Is it goodbye for Cortana? It certainly seems so (who cares?). -Alexa has been called to the stand! As a witness to a gruesome double murder...does this raise more privacy issues? -Alexa Blueprints lands in the UK! Get out there and create. Our Skill of the Week goes to XAPP media for their innovative 'We Study Billionaires' podcast skill. In our (slightly below par) head-to-head, we'll ask Google Home and...

Duration:00:32:56

Episode 19 - Alexa's 4th Birthday, Google Assistant coming to Chrome, Alexa and Charity, Smart Homes and Domestic Abuse, Skill of The Week, Head-to-Head

11/9/2018
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Download Episode! Welcome! In episode 19 of the Voice for Voice, we'll be saying happy birthday to Alexa (4 years old!!), we'll talk about Google's announcement that Google Assistant will be a feature in Chrome, the voice revolution going on in charity and Alexa's scary potential to assist domestic abuse. Our Skill of the Week is Vocabulary Builder, congratulations Magoosh!! Our head-to-head will test whether we can book a flight via Alexa and Google Home.

Duration:00:28:32

Episode 18 - Alexa in Politics & Business, Flash Briefings, Alexa for the Visually Impaired

11/4/2018
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In Episode 18 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Alexa's future role in politics, Alexa's business takeover, the massive opportunity of flash briefings, and how Voice technology is revolutionising the lives of the visually impaired. Our Skill of the Week is Amazon's 'Storytime'. We then test Alexa and Google in a head-to-head.

Duration:00:32:21

Episode 17 - Google Home Hub, the end for Portal(?), Alexa's review problem, Alexa in hotels, trading stocks on Alexa

10/26/2018
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Hello! In this week's episode Geraint and Will debate; whether the Google Home Hub will eclipse the Amazon Show, whether it's already the end for Facebook's Portal, Alexa's Skill review problem, Alexa & hospitality, whether Voice is making us lazy, and if the new trading Skill is going to cause a financial crash (let's hope not). We'll then test our (slightly trashy) Skill of the Week: The Kardashian Quote game, before putting the devices head-to-head and asking about the evening's...

Duration:00:30:54

Episode 16 - Facebook Portal privacy issues, Alexa & Children, Voice-only devices, Skill of the Week, Head-to-head

10/19/2018
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In episode 16 of the Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Facebook Portal's fresh privacy concerns, children's relationship with Alexa, and the future of Voice-only devices. Our skill of the week is Bamboo Maths - an interactive learning skill. We'll then do our Alexa Dev Meetup-inspired head-to-head; can Alexa find us a local exercise class?

Duration:00:31:34

Episode 15 - Alexa Dev Meetup Special

10/12/2018
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This week Geraint and Will spoke at the Alexa dev meetup in Cambridge! A great experience with loads of interesting insights! We test our Skill of the Week 'Puzzle Quest' from Vox LR8, a submission for the Alexa Games competition. Finally, we have our head-to-head.

Duration:00:27:12

Episode 14 - Facebook's smart speaker, Alexa fund's new investments, Angel Investor Skill, Local business head-to-head

10/5/2018
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Hello! We're back with episode 14! Loads of exciting Voice-related news. Facebook's new smart speaker 'portal' - will it work out? We think probably not. Alexa fund has been busy investing in pre-fab homes (I wonder why...), voice-first learning platform Bamboo, and patient-carer Skill Aiva. Our Skill of the Week goes to Stoked Skills (congrats chaps) for their Angel Investor Skill - a fun game that lets you play out your Dragon's Den fantasy. FINALLY, another head-to-head with Google Home...

Duration:00:27:29

Episode 13 - Google Home Hub, Alexa's Gadget Toolkit, Ghetty Images & Amazon, Skills of the Week, Head-to-Head

9/21/2018
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Download Episode! In Episode 13 of the Voice for Voice, we'll be discussing the brand new Google Home Hub (Google's answer to the Amazon Show), Amazon's new Gadget Toolkit, Task Rabbit's new Alexa skill, and Amazon's new partnership with Ghetty Images. Congratulations Red Cross! You are our Skill of The Week. We try and donate to the hurricane Florence via Alexa. Finally, we'll put Google Home and Alexa head-to-head and ask them for local restaurants.

Duration:00:21:20

Episode 12 - Virgin Trains Alexa Skill, Argos & Google Home, Skill of the Week, Head-to-Head

9/14/2018
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Welcome to episode 12 of the Voice for Voice! We're going to be taking a look at how Virgin Trains' Alexa Skill has been going (HINT: very well). Argos and Google Home have integrated! This is huge news for Voice Commerce. We'll be taking a look at what this means for the Great Voice War with Alexa, and for Argos' competition with Amazon. Congratulations to Drawerz! You have won Skill of the Week with the 'Hurricane Center' Skill, a voice-app that gives real-time updates on storms in the...

Duration:00:24:07

Episode 11 - The Cbeebies Skill, Amazon's amazing stats and Google Home and Alexa go head to head

9/7/2018
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In Episode 11 of The Voice for Voice podcast, Geraint talks about Dunkin Donuts new Skill which allows your to order via Alexa and pick up in store. There are new stats from Amazon which are mouthwatering and impressive. Geraint also discusses Samsung's Bixby, which could be a big contender in the Voice war. The new Ceebebies skill gets a review and theres the usual head to head between Google Home and Alexa. Enjoy!

Duration:00:27:21

Episode 10 - Alexa & Cortana Integration, Bose, Amazon's European Games Skill Challenge, Skill of the Week, Head-to-Head

8/31/2018
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In episode 10 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John talks about: -Alexa & Cortana's integration; -Bose & Alexa's new partnership; and -Alexa's €50,000 European Game Skill challenge. We'll then test our Skill of the Week: 'Trump Against Humanity'. Finally, we'll be putting Google Assistant and Alexa head-to-head, asking them how to get to Geraint's homeland.

Duration:00:26:33

Episode 9 - Alexa in College, Thryv, Amazon Fellowship, Skill of the Week, Head to Head

8/24/2018
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In episode 9 of the Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses: -Saint Louis University's integration of Amazon Echos on campus -Thryv's integration with Alexa and the opportunity for small businesses. -The brand new 'Amazon Fellowship' program. -Google's new screen display! We'll then test our Skill of the Week '7 minute workout', before our Premier League themed head-to-head.

Duration:00:28:17

Episode 8 - Omnitrac Data Skill, Voice Shopping, Banking Skill, Skill of the Week, Head-to-Head

8/17/2018
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Hello there! Welcome back to The Voice for Voice! In episode 8 Geraint John kicks off by discussing Omnitrac's new Fleet Management Skill and the future of Voice devices and data. We then talk discuss Central 1's innovative new banking skill, before debating whether Voice will become a key shopping platform. We'll then talk about Alexa's newly open source Car dev kit! Our Skill of the Week this week is 'Burglar Deterrent' (congrats Stephen Brown) - listen to hear us test it...

Duration:00:23:13

Episode 7 - Yext, Amazon's positive impact skill challenge, Skill of The Week, Google Assistant intelligence test

8/3/2018
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In episode 7 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Yext's integration with Amazon Alexa. We also discuss Amazon's positive impact skill challenge and the new report claiming Google Assistant is the most intelligent Voice assistant, before testing our first 'Voice for Voice Skill of the Week' - the Mayo Clinic First Aid Skill! Finally, we'll run our own head to head intelligence test between Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

Duration:00:19:29

Episode 6 - Lego Alexa Skills, Google Home's 'Personality Team', Testing 'Wine Finder' Skill, Head-to-Head

7/27/2018
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Download Episode! In episode 6 of the Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Lego's investment in the Alexa platform, Google Home's 'Personality Team' and new fascinating research about Smart Speaker adoption. We then test a new skill 'Wine Finder' - an Alexa Skill that helps you choose the perfect wine for your meal. We'll then have a head-to-head between Amazon Alexa and Google Home to see who has the best personality!

Duration:00:24:19

Episode 5 - Foodora Alexa Skill, John Giannandrea, iHeartRadio, Etiqa Insurace Chatbot, When In Rome, Siri vs Alexa

7/19/2018
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In episode 5 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Foodora's new food delivery Alexa Skill, the appointment of Jack Giannandrea as head of Siri, Etiqa Insurance's new chatbot on Google Home, and smart speakers' contribution to the return of radio. We'll then test the new Alexa boardgame Skill 'When In Rome', before rounding it off with a head-to-head between Siri and Alexa.

Duration:00:28:33

Episode 4 - Storyline, Duplex & Customer Service, BBC Skill test, head-to-head.

7/12/2018
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In episode 4 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Storyline - a platform that allows anyone to build an Alexa Skill with no coding background. Will Google Duplex replace customer service? Find out what we think. We'll also be talking about how Collect + are changing the Returns market with their brand new Voice app. Next we'll test out the new BBC Sport Alexa Skill 'Take Me To The Tennis' - the handy resource for all Wimbledon-related info. Finally, we'll put Google Assistant...

Duration:00:32:06

Episode 3 - Siri Shortcuts, Alexa iOs, The Akinator, Alexa vs Google

7/6/2018
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Download Episode! In episode 3 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses how the Siri Shortcuts in Apple's upcoming update could change the Voice game completely. We'll then talk about Alexa's new voice command feature in the iOS app - will this give Alexa a foothold in the smartphone market? We'll then test a new app - The Akinator - which is available both on Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Finally, we'll be asking Google Home and Amazon Alexa to book an uber, recommend a place to...

Duration:00:24:09