Dec. 17, 2019

Tue. 12/17 - Alexa Is A Hit, But Is It A Business?


More reported casualties in the Google Civil War, more strife between Amazon and FedEx, can Amazon turn Alexa into a healthy ecosystem, developers: get busy on Edge extensions, and the top apps of the decade have one big thing in common. Sponsors:TinyCapital.comGiveWell.org/ridehome Links:Google accused of firing another worker in union-busting drive (Engadget)Amazon Blocks Sellers From Using FedEx Ground for Prime Shipments (WSJ)Amazon Learns a New Skill: Making Money From Alexa (The Information)Amazon Brings in $1.4 Million in 2019 of Alexa Skill Revenue So Far — Well Short of the $5.5 Million Target According to The Information (Voicebot.ai)Microsoft Opens Edge Addons Store for Submissions (Winbuzzer)A Look Back At the Top Apps & Games of the Decade (App Annie)Controversial sale of .org domain manager faces review at ICANN (Ars Technica)Chess champion Magnus Carlsen moves to top of world fantasy football rankings (The Guardian)