Business is booming for Amazon - not just in the US, but worldwide. Millions more Amazon devices were purchased this year alone and more than one billion items were shipped with Prime this holiday season. More surprisingly, however, is that pruchases through voice assistant Alexa have tripled compared to last year.
Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo can understand every word you say. In order to this, the smart speaker needs to be permanently active. This function can also be used to give every Echo an alarm system. Amazon has already begun rolling out this feature with a software update.
Whether it's letters or phone calls, emails or text messages, people have always been concerned about possible invasions of their privacy. And with the arrival of smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, the issue is more relevant than ever.
The smart home market has seen major growth in the last couple of years and is expected to continue growing in the future. Some experts see it as the next major app platform, but with every manufacturer releasing their own hubs and accompanying hardware, does it risk becoming fragmented?
The technology that makes your home smart has never developed as much as it does today. Just think that, in 2018 alone, the smart home market produces profits of 23.5 million dollars. So why not build more smart homes?