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October 19, 2017

Gagan Luthra

We’re excited to share that Intel has announced the Intel® Speech Enabling Developer Kit, designed for device makers to quickly bring new Alexa-enabled products to market. This is the first solution that combines far-field voice processing and "Alexa" wake word detection on a single chip.

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October 17, 2017

Marina Jeon

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University students, it’s game time! Would you like to add voice to your favorite game? Do you have an idea for an all-new game? We invite you to put your creative energy to work and build a gaming skill for the Alexa gaming challenge.

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and an Amazon Echo. And the top two finalists will receive $300 each.

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October 13, 2017

Rachel Bennett

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We're excited to highlight the first broadly available dev kit for AVS with a production-ready SoC, voice input processor, and a device application built with the AVS Device SDK: The Synaptics AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit for AVS with NXP SoC.

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October 12, 2017

Satish Iyer

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We expanded Music Service Provider support in our AVS Device SDK v1.1 update to include TuneIn, Pandora, SiriusXM, and Amazon Music. The SDK update also added support for Audible, Kindle Books, new capability agents to control playback, parse playlists, and manage alerts.

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October 12, 2017

Jen Gilbert

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Today, we’re excited to announce the Amazon Alexa session track at AWS re:Invent 2017, the largest gathering of the global Amazon developer community.

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October 05, 2017

Rachel Bennett

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Today we introduce the XMOS VocalFusion 4-Mic Dev Kits for Amazon AVS, the first reference solution for AVS with a linear mic array qualified for far-field voice capture and compatibility with the AVS Device SDK.

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October 04, 2017

Amit Jotwani

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Amazon is happy to announce that Alexa, the brain that powers Amazon Echo, is coming to India, along with three Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot.

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October 01, 2017

David Isbitski

Alexa and Amazon Echo Coming to Japan Later this Year. 「Alexa」と「Amazon Echo」が年内に日本に登場

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September 28, 2017

Ted Karczewski

We're excited to announce that the Alexa Voice Service API now comes with support for the new Notifications functionality. The feature allows Alexa to proactively indicate that there is new content from core features, such as Shopping updates, and Alexa skills for the user to retrieve.

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September 27, 2017

David Isbitski

blog(1).pngToday, Amazon made a series of device and developer tools announcements that greatly expands the opportunities for Alexa skills developers to reach a wider customer base than ever before.

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

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Customers already use Alexa to control smart devices in their homes millions of times each day. Today, we have updated the Smart Home Skill API to make it easier for you to support Alexa, with a new discovery interface, asynchronous messages from your cloud, and proactive state updates.

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September 27, 2017

David Isbitski

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We’re excited to introduce Alexa Gadgets, a new category of connected products and developer tools that enhance voice interactions with compatible Echo devices. Alexa Gadgets are powered by the new Alexa Gadgets SDK and Gadgets Skill API, which enable you to build products and experiences

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September 27, 2017

Mike Maas

Smart Home camera developers can now show customers live feeds on all versions of Fire TV and second-generation Fire TV sticks in the US, UK, and Germany.

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September 27, 2017

David Low

We are delighted to announce that customers in the UK, Germany, and Austria can pre-order the Echo Show. With Echo Show, customers can watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, smart home cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more.

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September 25, 2017

Amit Jotwani

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Today, I’m excited to announce we’ve collaborated with Codecademy on a new, free, course series on how to build Alexa skills. Starting today, budding developers and advanced programmers can learn about Alexa skill-building through the online, interactive learning interface that Codecademy provides.

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