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.
New research from Transparency Market Research predicts the global chatbot market will reach $994.5 million by the year 2024.
Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports that Amazon has sold 5.1 million Echo devices in the U.S. since late 2014.