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Trendspotting: Apple HomePod + Apple TV display = Amazon Echo Show competitor?

Apple is re-grouping and taking on the smart home once again.

Yes, Apple should buy Sonos

Analyst Andrew Left of Citron Research says an Apple acquisition of speaker maker Sonos is likely. Citron Research on Sonos: "Like Peloton and Tesla, Sonos products are widely considered best in class with a brand that is worthy of much higher valuation multiples." That bit of news, as reported by Business Insider,...

Trendspotting: Smart speaker growth expected to slow

Amazon still leads by a wide margin.

In Review: Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker rocks (plus comparison to Sonos One)

As a long time Sonos enthusiast it pains me to say I've slowly migrated to an Amazon Echo multi-room setup. I definitely miss the Sonos app, which I believe is still best-in-class. It's easy to find various stations across Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and the like, and it's especially well...
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $0.99 and 1 month of Amazon Music Unlimited for $9.99 with Auto-renewal

Amazon Deal Alert: Echo Dot smart speaker only $0.99 with paid 1 month subscription to Amazon Music

Here's a great deal for those looking for an affordable, do-it-all smart speaker. Amazon is offering the Echo Dot for only $0.99. The deal is good through November 15 or until it sells out -- so you may want to check it out if you're looking to add another speaker...
Amazon Echo leads smart speaker market with 76% share

Trendspotting: Amazon Echo still leads smart speaker market at 70% share, followed by Google Home at 25% (Report)

Amazon's early bet on Alexa and smart speakers and assistants continues to payoff. A new report today shows CEO Jeff Bezos and team with a still commanding lead in the smart speaker market. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reported smart speaker market share as of June 30, 2019 as follows: ...
Trendspotting: Amazon Echo Dot dominates voice-activated digital assistant market

Amazon sets sights on Sonos, developing rival high-end audio speaker

AI-powered smart speakers are convenient. But, for the most part, they could sound much better.
Introducing Echo Show 5 – Compact smart display with Alexa

Smart Home News: Amazon Echo Show 5 smart speaker takes on Google Nest Hub

Say hello to Amazon's new, compact smart display, the Echo Show 5. Given the success of smart home devices -- and especially smart speakers -- it's not much of a surprise that today we get yet another choice, yet another AI-enabled device. This time from the current leader in the...
Sonos layoff, Apple acquisition

Sonos One 2nd gen gets updated internals — app still better than Amazon Echo

The superb Sonos App for music control keeps its speakers like the Sonos One a step ahead.
Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot

Trendspotting: Smart speaker sales top 66 million units, Amazon Echo leads with 70% market share

This past holiday season the smart speaker was the hot seller. No surprise then that the market continues to grow at a rapid pace. According to a new report, there are now over 66 million smart speaker devices in the U.S. That's up about 25% from the year prior (53...