As of today, the Amazon Alexa skill store now has over 7,000 skills.
Gartner predicts 20% of all user interactions with smartphones will take place via virtual personal assistants by 2019.
Voicebot’s prediction yesterday that Amazon will likely pass 4 million Echo units sold in 2016 and 7 million since launch looks increasingly like a reality.
Last minute shoppers will not be able to put a new Amazon Echo or Dot under the tree this year if they waited until this week.
Gartner estimates there will be 6.4 billion IoT devices in use by the end of this year, a 30% increase from 2015.
It was less than a month ago that we announced Alexa skills had surpassed the 5,000 mark. This morning, Amazon moved past the 6,000 mark.