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Amazon reclaims top spot as smart speaker market jumps 137% in Q3

Tuesday 20 November 2018 | 11:31 CET | News
The smart speaker market put in another quarter of strong qrowth, with global shipments rising 137 percent from the year before to 19.7 million units, according the latest study from Canalys. The research showed vendors starting to target different user groups, following the initial wave of adoption. For example, college and university students are "low hanging fruit" Amazon and Google both targeted. There is still a general barrier to adoption, especially for systems that need expert installation.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Alibaba / Amazon / Baidu / Google / Xiaomi
Countries: World
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