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Amazon and Google aren’t generating much profit from smart speakers

January 5, 2018 Amiel Pineda

Shoppers looking to get into the smart speaker game were definitely happy during the holiday season when both Google and Amazon slashed the prices of their AI driven speakers. The Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini decreased to $29 from their original price points of $50. At almost a 50% discount, it’s hard to imagine both companies profiting much from their entry-level smart speakers, but looking big picture, it was probably all about getting as many people as possible [Read More]


Deal: Google has a handful of exclusive Cyber Monday deals worth considering

November 27, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Thought the deals were over? Think again. Today is Cyber Monday, which will mark the end to most early bird holiday sales. Google held back with its Black Friday weekend promotion, not announcing any discounts too spectacular beyond the $29 Google Home Mini, but that’s because the search giant was saving something for today.

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Pixel 2 buyers now receiving their free Google Home Mini promo code

November 10, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Did you pre-order a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL? If you did, and made your purchase from Google or one of its retail partners such as Verizon or Best Buy, you’re eligible for a free Google Home Mini speaker. All pre-order buyers of either flagship are being emailed a promo code as we speak.


Google shares a list of games families can play over Google Home

October 30, 2017 Doug Demagistris

If you have a Google Home speaker, the original or mini, you’re probably aware that the Google Assistant has games. Some are fun and others a kind of silly, but hey, they’re there for enjoyment and laughter. And now, to simplify things, Google has shared a list of all them.


Google Home Mini’s touch functionality was removed before it got to us, here’s why

October 23, 2017 Doug Demagistris

On October the eleventh, we reported that Google Home Mini review units were experiencing an issue. This issue involved only the review units, and had many flipping out over privacy concerns. Android Police was first to realize that Google Home Mini was listening to everything, 24/7. Google pushed an update right away, and even updated all retail units prior to dispatch. But there’s one “but.”

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