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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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June 20, 2018

Brian Crum

Amazon recently introduced Fire TV Cube, the first 4K Ultra HD streaming media player with hands-free Alexa built-in that enables customers to easily control their TV from across the room. Now, you can enhance your skill’s experience on Fire TV Cube and other Echo devices with screens.

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June 19, 2018

Brian Crum

Today we’re excited to announce Alexa for Hospitality, a new experience offered by invitation to hoteliers that brings the simplicity and convenience of Alexa to hotels, vacation rentals, and other hospitality locations.

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June 15, 2018

Brian Crum

We’ve vetted hundreds of submissions designed to make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful. We tracked new habits. We kept to a budget (finally!). We enjoyed moments of mindfulness. And after much deliberation, we’ve narrowed down the 10 finalists.

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April 19, 2018

Brian Crum

Amazon today introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, a new way to create your own personalized skills and responses for Alexa. Using a set of easy-to-use templates, anyone can create customized experiences for Alexa within minutes.

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March 30, 2018

Brian Crum

Today, we’re excited to introduce new additions to the Video Skill API – recording, launcher, and state reporting. Some or all of these new capabilities are supported by skill updates coming soon from video service providers such as DISH, Verizon, TiVo, and DIRECTV.

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March 15, 2018

Brian Crum

We’re thrilled to announce the Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks with Devpost, an opportunity for you to publish a stellar Alexa skill that customers will love for a chance to win your share of cash and prizes up to $250,000.

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