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Alexa, who sings this song on Nova?

Monday 25 February, 2019

NOVA Entertainment has launched a unique, voice-activated experience for the Nova audience, with the release of an Amazon Alexa skill.

Content creators must profit from the content they create: Joan Warner

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Earlier this week we published Michael Miller's comments on Google's new strategy to deliver radio news on smart speakers.

He wasn't happy with the idea, saying that Google wanted to profit from radio news companies' journalism without paying for it.

Google's radio news plans alarming: News Corp's Michael Miller

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Michael Miller knows news, and he knows radio.

He is now the Executive Chairman of News Corp and was previously the CEO of APN, which owns the Australlian Radio Network.

Miller is concerned by a new trend he sees happening in the emerging audio space.

Google is urging radio stations to format and bookmark their audio news content in a way that will enable the world wide search engine giant to slice and dice content to deliver it to its consumers in a way that suits their preferences.

U.S. smart speaker ownership grows by 78% in 2018

Tuesday 08 January, 2019

NPR and Edison Research have released their Winter report into smart speaker adoption rates and holiday purchase behaviour in the U.S.

Key findings include: 

Smart speaker sales will hit 250 million in 2019 - Deloitte

Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Deloitte Global is predicting smart speaker sales will grow by over 60% in 2019 and by years end more than 250 million units will have been sold.
 

​Hey Siri, play my favourite radio station

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

 
The Australian radio industry’s RadioApp has been updated to support Apple’s new Siri Shortcuts feature, meaning listeners can now ask the virtual assistant to play any of the 280 Australian radio stations on the app straight from the lock screen.

The update of the radio streaming app coincides with the release of Apple’s new iOS 12 operating system and three new iPhones, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR.

43 million Americans own a smart speaker

Thursday 26 July, 2018
18% of Americans own a Smart Speaker, around 43 million people, and usage is growing.

According to the Smart Audio report, conducted by NPR and Edison Research, smart speaker reach into households has past the early adopter stage and is growing fast.

Alexa increased our online listening by 7 times… but she is a trojan horse

Sunday 15 July, 2018
Austrian CHR station KroneHit gained a seven fold increase in online listening when Alexa was introduced to the Austrian market, according to Programmer Rudiger Landgraf.

He tells Steve Ahern what he has learnt about smart speakers.

Steady growth for podcasts, rapid growth for smart speakers: Infinite Dial research

Friday 09 March, 2018
Podcasting and smart speakers demonstrate significant gains, according to the latest Edison/Triton Infinite Dial research from America.

You still need an idea for your audio ads... sorry: Eardrum's Tristan Viney

Thursday 22 February, 2018

As part of today’s Interactive Advertising Bureau presentation of the latest research in interactive audio, Omny Studio’s CEO Sharon Taylor and Eardrum’s Creative Director Tristan Viney discussed creative formats for audio platforms.
 

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