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Guest Appearance: Inside VOICE Podcast (Future Ear Daily Update 11-18-19)

I recently spoke with Keri Roberts, the host of the Voice Summit's podcast, Inside Voice, about the burgeoning, "Aural Attention Economy." I first began writing about this new facet of the, "Attention Economy," back in February when I wrote a two-part piece for Voicebot titled, "The Cambrian Explosion of Audio Content." Since that piece, it's… Continue reading Guest Appearance: Inside VOICE Podcast (Future Ear Daily Update 11-18-19)

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearing Healthcare

SonicCloud’s New Capability: Mobile Streaming (Future Ear Daily Update 11-13-19)

Last week, I wrote an update about the company SonicCloud and how I became familiar with the company and its mission through executive, Larry Guterman. As I mentioned in my previous update, SonicCloud builds software solutions designed for any type of headphone or Bluetooth audio device, tailored to folks with hearing loss. These solutions cater… Continue reading SonicCloud’s New Capability: Mobile Streaming (Future Ear Daily Update 11-13-19)

Alexa, Aural Attention Economy, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Siri, Uncategorized, VoiceFirst

Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

This Friday, I will be presenting a 60 minute webinar titled, "The Technological Evolution of Today's Hearing Aids," on the continuing education site, AudiologyOnline. While it's a presentation intended for hearing care professionals, it's free to sign up for and can be attended by anyone. This presentation will ultimately be a culmination of everything I've… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

Alexa, Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, VoiceFirst

Spotify’s Google Mini Giveaway (Future Ear Daily Update 10-23-19)

Yesterday, Spotify announced a promotion for new or existing premium subscribers, where Spotify will send each subscriber a Google Home Mini, simply by linking their Spotify and Google accounts. In a matter of a few clicks, Spotify subscribers can login, choose one of the four Google Home Mini, and within about 10 days receive their… Continue reading Spotify’s Google Mini Giveaway (Future Ear Daily Update 10-23-19)

Alexa, Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Essays, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, VoiceFirst

The Many Hearable Form Factors (Future Ear Daily Update 10-9-19)

One of the reoccurring thoughts that's been running through my head these past few years is that we'll eventually have a wide variety of form factors when it comes to hearables. I believe there will be a large range of hearables-based applications spanning consumer, business, medical and industrial-focused verticals, and some of those applications might… Continue reading The Many Hearable Form Factors (Future Ear Daily Update 10-9-19)

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Podcasts

NPR’s Booming Podcast Business (Future Ear Daily Update 9-17-19)

A report¬†from Current surfaced last week that NPR is projecting its podcast revenue to surpass its radio broadcast revenue for the first time next year. The information in the report comes from NPR's membership meeting that was held on September 5th, where NPR CFO, Deborah Cowan, announced that corporate sponsorships for podcasts would grow to… Continue reading NPR’s Booming Podcast Business (Future Ear Daily Update 9-17-19)

Alexa, Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, VoiceFirst

The NPR Mini Assistant (Future Ear Daily Update 9-5-19)

I came across a Medium post yesterday that was very intriguing from Nara Kasbergen, the technical lead for voice and emerging platforms at NPR. In the post, Nara details the process behind creating the ability for Alexa users to stream NPR's Morning Edition through their Alexa-enabled devices. For today's update, I'm covering the challenges that… Continue reading The NPR Mini Assistant (Future Ear Daily Update 9-5-19)

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, VoiceFirst

Media as a Main Driver of Voice Technology Adoption (Future Ear Daily Update 9-3-19)

One of the my favorite voice technology podcasts, This Week in Voice, returned this week to kick off season four. Bradley Metrock, host of the podcast, welcomed Voicebot creator and CEO, Bret Kinsella, on to discuss the state of voice technology and what to expect heading into the fall of 2019. As two of the… Continue reading Media as a Main Driver of Voice Technology Adoption (Future Ear Daily Update 9-3-19)

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Guest Appearances, VoiceFirst

Webinar: Podcasting in the Age of Voice (Future Ear Daily Update 8-20-19)

Today, I will be joining a group of podcasters and micro-casters to present a webinar titled, "Podcasting in the Age of Voice." The premise of this webinar is to shed a light on how voice assistants and the hardware they're housed in add a new dynamic to audio content creation and consumption. Smart speakers and… Continue reading Webinar: Podcasting in the Age of Voice (Future Ear Daily Update 8-20-19)

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, VoiceFirst

Podcasting + Search (Future Ear Daily Update 8-9-19)

A few months ago, I wrote a two-piece article for Voicebot titled, "The Cambrian Explosion of Audio Content."(part 1, 2) In the articles, I laid out the development of all the necessary "ingredients" required to be combined to create this explosion. We're seeing significant movement in the financial markets around podcasting, largely fueled by Spotify's… Continue reading Podcasting + Search (Future Ear Daily Update 8-9-19)