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July 16, 2018

Azi Farjad

We are excited to announce that Alexa now supports kid skills in Australia and New Zealand. Aussie and Kiwi developers can now use the Australia and New Zealand Alexa Skills Kit to create skills that educate, entertain, and engage kids.

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July 16, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

I recently concluded a Twitch series called the Joy of Voice, during which I built a Star Wars database Alexa skill from start to finish. Here is a quick recap of each episode and what viewers learned.

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July 16, 2018

Bo Xiao

Bo Xiao, a machine learning scientist in the Alexa AI organization, describes his and his colleagues' Interspeech paper about using playback duration to gauge customer affinity for audio content.

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July 13, 2018

Metty Fisseha

The Show Mode update allows US customers to use their Fire Tablet as an Echo Show. The Show Mode Charging Dock props up the Fire Tablet while charging and defaults to Show Mode, allowing for even greater ease in hands-free use of voice-first skills on Alexa-enabled devices in the US.

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July 13, 2018

Paul Cutsinger

Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia, says, "Alexa and voice is the future of a frictionless world." Vaynerchuk believes the voice economywill fuel hundred-billion-dollar companies the size of Facebok and Instagram. 

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July 13, 2018

Nahoko Hirabayashi

審査でよく見られる問題を回避するためのヒントをご紹介します。今回は「HelpIntentでセッションが閉じてしまう」ケースについてです。

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July 12, 2018

Justin Jeffress

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Announcing the new AMAZON.FallbackIntent in the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) built-in library. You can now add the right response to your Alexa skill in all English locales to handle unexpected customer requests with AMAZON.FallbackIntent.

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July 12, 2018

Memo Doring

It’s time to get your skills ready for Prime Day, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Check out these blog posts, documentation, and other helpful material to start improving your skill.

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July 11, 2018

Yuka Gray

もうすぐ夏休みです。楽しみに待っている子どもたちとは対照的に、ママパパは普段と違う生活のルーティンに、旅行の計画に、と大忙しの季節がやってきます。そんなママパパのお助けスキルを開発してみませんか?Alexaスキルストアでも、ママパパ応援スキルの特集を8月に予定しています。みなさまに開発いただいたスキルも、特集掲載の対象として検討させていただきますので、みなさまの幅広いアイデアをお待ちしております。

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July 09, 2018

Robert McCauley

The Alexa evangelist team built a simulation tool called TestFlow to streamline skill debugging and testing. Use the tool to test your skill code without needing to package or deploy your project.

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July 06, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

It’s easy to add variety to your responses. It keeps the conversation going between Alexa and your users, and it adds the attention-grabbing variety that every conversation needs to thrive.

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July 03, 2018

Memo Doring

Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. That means you'll soon be able to reach and delight even more customers via voice. To get your skill ready for prime time, join us for a live Twitch stream on Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. PST.

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July 03, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Learn about the possible pathways a customer can take to make (or decline) a purchase in an Alexa skill and some best practices to create a seamless in-skill purchasing experience.

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July 01, 2018

Tom George

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We are delighted to announce that, as of today, Alexa now supports kid skills in India. Developers can now create fun and educational experiences for kids under the age of 13 using the Alexa Skills Kit.

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June 29, 2018

Brian Crum

With a grand prize of $20,000, five bonus prizes of $5,000 each, a $5,000 prize for each of the 10 finalists, and an Echo Dot for each of the hundreds of eligible participants – thousands of developers registered for the Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks with their eyes on the prize. 

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