Amazon is making it more uncomplicated for manufacturers to connect with shoppers through Alexa

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech subscribers earlier this morning.To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they’re published on Business Insider, click here.Amazon announced that it’s allowing brands to develop proprietary voices to connect with consumers on Alexa, creating a new engagement tool to grow voice-based…

Pointers on how to Win Samuel L. Jackson on Your Amazon Echo for Free

I don’t need more than good ol’ Alexa on my Echo, but if you’d prefer to chat with Samuel L. Jackson, Gordon Ramsay, or Pikachu (to name a few celebrity voices), you have options. Jackson is my favorite of the bunch, but he’s not free: it’s $0.99 to download the skill right now, which will…

Woody Allen settles $68m lawsuit with Amazon over movie deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Woody Allen had filed a $68m (£52m) lawsuit over the termination of his contract with Amazon Woody Allen has reached a legal settlement with Amazon Studios after it abandoned a four-film deal.Allen initially filed a $68m (£52m) lawsuit in February amid resurfaced allegations that he molested his adopted daughter.Amazon argued…

Apple, Disney, Netflix, Amazon: The battle for streaming survival – BBC Files

Your choices of where you stream TV from are set to change in the coming months, with Apple TV+ launching this week and Disney+ expected to arrive in the UK in 2020.Two of the biggest names in entertainment are launching services to rival the likes of Amazon Prime and Netflix.Apple launch their service on Friday…