virtual assistant

A virtual assistant is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative assistance to clients remotely from a home office.

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Prime Day Just May Beat Previous Sales Records
Prime Day Just May Beat Previous Sales Records
July 12, 2017  |  Retail

It’s the day after Amazon’s Prime Day, and reports are already coming out that the eCommerce giant is on its way to breaking its previous...

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AI/BOT: Where Do Chatbots Go From Here?
AI/BOT: Where Do Chatbots Go From Here?
July 06, 2017  |  Chatbots And Commerce

Within the past year, Facebook’s Messenger has been responsible for the boom in chatbot growth. With more than 100,000 businesses creating interactive company chatbots, it...

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360i Pits Amazon Alexa Against Google Home
360i Pits Amazon Alexa Against Google Home
June 30, 2017  |  Retail

360i asked Amazon Alexa and Google Home 3,000 questions and found out that the Home is (sometimes) smarter than Alexa — it all depends what...

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Alibaba Gears Up To Launch Its Own Voice-Activated Device
Alibaba Gears Up To Launch Its Own Voice-Activated Device
June 30, 2017  |  Voice Activation

Alibaba, China’s eCommerce company, is reportedly gearing up to create a voice-controlled speaker similar to the virtual assistant Amazon Echo that understands the Chinese language. According...

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Live More. Bank Less. Bot Smarter.
Live More. Bank Less. Bot Smarter.
June 29, 2017  |  Banking

Singapore’s DBS Bank has a philosophy — Live More, Bank Less — which, at first seems like an odd mission for a multinational bank to adopt. Unless, of...

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New Data Shows Amazon Still Rules Home Speaker Market
New Data Shows Amazon Still Rules Home Speaker Market
June 21, 2017  |  Amazon

In Internet of Things (IoT) news this week, data from Slice Intelligence has found that while Amazon continues to dominate the home speaker market, Google is struggling...

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Shopify Now Lets Merchants Hire Virtual Employee ‘Kit’ For Free
Shopify Now Lets Merchants Hire Virtual Employee ‘Kit’ For Free
June 07, 2017  |  Innovation

Today in retail news, employee of the week award goes to Kit, Shopify’s virtual assistant for Shopify merchants, who handles digital marketing and advertising for...

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Samsung’s Bixby Still Learning English
Samsung’s Bixby Still Learning English
June 02, 2017  |  Mobile

Individuals patiently looking forward to the release of Samsung’s Bixby, the company’s mobile virtual assistant that will go head-to-head with Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa...

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Amazon Pays Top Alexa Skill Developers Directly
Amazon Pays Top Alexa Skill Developers Directly
May 18, 2017  |  Amazon Technology

This month, Amazon launched a new program that directly pays top-performing Alexa skills. While the specifics of the program are scarce as of now, here’s...

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