TKC 451 Patrick Coggins

Co-founder of Ask My Buddy

Interview starts at 18:45 and ends at 41:25

In terms of users or penetration, I would say that Google Home probably represents about less than 10 percent on our network. [Alexa has the rest.] That’s just time out there, the commercials. They’re just more widely known. Also, I would say the reduction in price, coming out with the Dot for 49 bucks–that was an end all. There were millions that went out. I would say that the price point developed a stronger user base for Amazon.

Audio and links from South By Southwest

PARCO shopping mall in Japan

“Facebook debuts its first dedicated virtual reality app, Facebook 360” by Lucas Matney at Techcrunch – March 8, 2016

Ana Benitez, President, Storyrocket

Khushi Baby health monitor in India

Felix & Paul Studios (interview with Robin Lippman, content coordinator)

“Is this the future of movies?’ by Len Edgerly at Medium – March 14, 2016

“At 40 minutes, Miyubi is the first VR movie to feel like a real film” by Adi Robertson at The Verge – January 24, 2017

Deen Wright, founder of BASE, Buy and Sell Everything

Tech Tip

My Medium post which explains how to set up and use Ask My Buddy on Alexa

Interview with Patrick Coggins

Ask My Buddy website

Alexa apps for iPhone (iOS) and Android

Alexa devices from Amazon: Echo, Tap, and Dot (2nd Generation)

Google Home

Mycroft open-source platform

4AFart Alexa skill

Google’s api.ai tool

Alexa web portal

“Amazon plans to release new Alexa devices that can make phone calls and work as intercoms” by Jason Del Rey at Recode – March 3, 2017

Next Week’s Guest

Timothy DeLizza, author of “Jerry (from accounting)”

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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