Voice assistants like Alexa were supposed to revolutionize computers — but nobody can figure out how to make money off of them.

“but nobody can figure out how to make money off of them.”

Good. Let home automation and voice assistants live on only in the free-and-open source world.

hear hear!

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Easy to say in retrospective, but yeah, not surprised. Such a speaker can barely do anything on its own. You need it to integrate with other devices to be remotely useful.
And even then, most people own few devices that can do something valuable without someone already physically interacting with them, to e.g. place food inside them.

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