Qurate Retail Group is rolling out several programs that company officials said build on its history in video, digital and social e-commerce.
Sales of smart home devices with voice control, excluding smart speakers, will leap from just 154,000 units in 2018 to 32.3 million in 2025, according to the report “2018 Smart Home Devices with Voice Control” by Strategy Analytics.
iRobot has rolled out its new Roomba i7+ robotic vacuum with clean base automatic dirt disposal, and the Roomba e5 robotic vacuum.
First Alert has launched the connected Onelink Safe & Sound smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detector with Alexa and Apple Home Kit integration. The alarm also features entertainment and lifestyle features such as connected audio functions.
In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO, detailed highlights of the 2017 fiscal year, and revealed that the company has exceeded 100 million paid Prime memberships worldwide just 13 years after the program’s launch.
Lamps Plus has implemented Linc Global’s artificial intelligence-powered platform to offer shoppers instant tracking for orders via voice digital channels.
A survey from IFTTT, which provides software that facilitates the use of services, indicated that 58% of consumers in the U.S. change their shopping preferences during the holiday season, with the majority shifting to shop online more toward the end of the year.
Walmart is getting into the online voice activated ordering game, teaming up with Google, as it looks to compete with Amazon.com, which allows voice ordering through its Alexa operating system.