The Radice Files — Episode 104: “Say it Loud…”

…and say it a lot. I’ve been doing that about Voice for a few years now, and it’s clear… it’s everywhere, and nowhere at the same time. Millions of people rely on “Siri on the phone and Alexa in the home.” It’s becoming second nature. People expect it. And for the 2nd year in a row, my pals at Vixen Labs, and their strategic partners, present a detailed data driven look at the place of Voice in our lives. It’s worth a look. (full disclosure, I’m associated Vixen Labs). The numbers tell the story.

If your business isn’t investing in trying to reach the top of local search results, you should spend time thinking about how to do so, as voice-based search queries deliver locally-based results.

Amazon is giving its Alexa voice platform a shot in the arm after seeing further declines in skill growth over the past year, indicating lagging interest from third-party voice app developers. At the company’s Alexa Live developer event today, the company announced a slew of new features and tools for the developer community — its […]

VAB finds ratings company undercounts and under-represents Black and Hispanic households

ABC News will launch a new primetime series, “Superstar.” The first episode will focus on Whitney Houston.

Clubhouse is opening up to everyone, with the buzzy live audio app announcing on Wednesday it’s ditching its invite and waitlist system.

A Wall Street Journal investigation found that TikTok only needs one important piece of information to figure out what you want: the amount of time you linger o

YouTube will begin pilot testing a new feature that will allow viewers to shop for products directly from livestream videos. The feature will initially launch with just a handful of creators and brands, the company says, and is an expansion of the integrated shopping experience YouTube began beta testing earlier this year. That feature was […]

Event postponements, athlete infections still a reality despite COVID-19 vaccine rollout

NBCU’s Summer Olympics’ Marketing: $51 Million Promo Value — 07/21/2021

Taylor leaves after Rachel Nichols alleged ESPN gave her the NBA Finals hosting job to make up for the network’s “crappy longtime record on diversity.“til tok wsj

After testing actresses this week, Warner Bros And DC Films looks to have found their Batgirl. Sources tell Deadline Leslie Grace has been tapped to play Barbara Gordon in the studios’ Batgirl. The studio was already super high on the rising star following her breakout role in In the Heights, and sources say her audition…

Beginning to roll out today, Snapchatters in the U.S.

Campbell Brown, Facebook’s VP of news partnerships, explains how the social media giant will invest the next $1 billion to support journalism

Vision Media CEO Michelle Ross breaks down the six forces driving changes for young creatives in the industry

Asks FCC to account for barriers to entry for the ‘socially disadvantaged’

CBS News’ Gayle King wants to know if billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos are locked in a competition.

The first quarter of 2021 saw the highest number of Original movies commissioned by Netflix in its history, according to research firm Ampere Analysis. Drive

The new consultancy and research arm will provide partners bespoke insights on cultural trends through the eyes of almost 700 million people worldwide. The inaugural Co-Lab research study details the critical tie between local culture, community values, dedicated fandoms, and global resonance.

After a choppy quarter, executives say Netflix is staying laser-focused on enhancing its core product rather than shopping for M&A deals.

Brands on TikTok see higher levels of receptiveness to brand messaging, calls-to-action and ad breakthrough, according to an independent study conducted by neur

And finally…

Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Lorne Michaels, Berry Gordy and Justino Díaz are the latest crop of honorees at the Kennedy Center Honors

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