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Sonos One devices with Amazon's Alexa built-in.

Sonos warns that Amazon has the power to disable Alexa on Sonos speakers with ‘limited notice,’ posing a risk to its business

In filing to go public on Friday, Sonos listed out potential risks to its business. It turns out that Sonos smart speakers are heavily dependent on other companies like Amazon playing nice.

5 ways Amazon Echo makes life in the kitchen so much better

I've owned an Amazon Echo for almost three years, and the speaker has changed the way I live in my apartment. But while the Echo has a ton of features and skills for all types of needs and situations, I'd argue that Amazon's line of Echo smart speakers are actually best used in the kitchen.

‘The Google of Russia’ just announced its own smart speaker — here’s what it can do

The Yandex Station costs 10,000 Rubles, or $160, and is only sold in Russia.

How to prevent Amazon’s Alexa and Echo devices from accidentally sending private conversations to your contacts

The way to prevent your private conversations on Amazon Echo devices from being accidentally sent to your contacts is absurd.

It sounds like Google has finally caught up to Amazon in the smart-speaker wars for the first time

Google's Home outsold Amazon's Echo for the first time during the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from the analytics firm Canalys. Amazon previously had the best-selling smart speaker in the world.

Amazon will now let you customize your Echo to say personalized compliments and insults

A new feature called Alexa Skills Blueprints lets you create your own personalized Alexa Skills.
Apple's $350 speaker, HomePod.

Apple is considering a low-cost HomePod, says KGI Securities

"We believe HomePod shipments could be far below market expectations," he wrote in a note on Friday seen by Business Insider.

Spotify considers flagship smartphones and smart speakers from Amazon, Apple, and Google a threat to its business

Spotify considers a main source of competition to be hardware as well as software.

8 reasons you should buy the Sonos One instead of Apple’s HomePod

Apple finally released the HomePod smart speaker, but it's not looking like the device to buy.

Apple’s new $350 HomePod speaker sounds great — but there are 7 crucial things it can’t do

Apple's new HomePod combines phenomenal sound with the ease of Apple products — but it has several limitations.