CanCon Podcast Ep. 101: Why the world’s biggest tech companies are fighting over voice

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$7,000 toilets? Voice-activated everything? It’s that CES time of year again. This year’s Consumer Electronic Showcase played a siren’s song of voice tech (literally), and the world’s biggest tech companies are singing the chorus. Ok CanCon, play us your analysis.

Speaking of analysis, Google wants to analyse your face, for free! Well, you get to know what famous piece of art you look like. What does Google get?

Speaking of Google, the tech giant bought YouTube, the world’s second biggest search engine, just over ten years ago. In that time, the platform has moved from a user-generated content (UGC) haven to a place where Logan Paul happens. As the company cracks down on UGC content, we take a look at which changes are for the better, and which aren’t.

Join us as the CanCon crew – Erin Bury, Managing Director of Eighty-Eight; Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor; and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor-in-Chief – goes all new year, new you.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 101 (01/22/18)

Voice-activated everything
Android Auto with Google Assistant Hands-on: Talking to the road
LG’s ThinQ TV features Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration
Google Assistant is coming to smart displays, speakers and headphones

We have learned nothing from 2017
‘It Took Us by Surprise’: Even Google Was Shocked by the Success of Its Megaviral Face-Matching Art App

You’ve changed
YouTube Unveils New Monetization Rules Killing Ad Revenue for Small Creators

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Free Smoke” by Drake
Ad music: “Dreams” by Joakim Karud

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.