• The NYT gets into voice with 5 new Alexa skills, including a daily briefing, quiz and more

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    The New York Times is expanding its efforts around audio programming and voice assistants, the company announced today. The NYT says it's launching a daily flash briefing for Alexa devices, as well as an interactive news quiz, and - in an interesting twist - it will be introducing “enhanced coverage” in its Sunday paper that prompts readers to launch dedicated Alexa skills to learn more about the stories they're reading.
    On weekdays, the Times will offer a short news briefing for Alexa devices that's hosted by Michael Barbaro of The NYT's popular podcast, “The Daily.” Listeners can enable...
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  • The US is in the danger zone for a 'demographic time bomb,' and a lack of interest in having kids could be partially to blame

    The US is in the danger zone for a 'demographic time bomb,' and a lack of interest in having kids could be partially to blame

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Americans aren't having enough babies to replace the population, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    The country's total fertility rate is 16% below what's required to keep the population stable.
    Experts have cited several reasons for the decline in births, including women delaying childbearing and better sex education resulting in fewer teen pregnancies .
    US birth rates have been below "replacement level" for decades, fueling fears that the country is headed for a " demographic time bomb ."
    A new government report found that the US birth rate...
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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks move lower on Wall Street

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - The latest on developments in financial markets :
    11:45 a.m.
    Stocks are moving slightly lower on Wall Street, with energy companies taking losses as the price of oil turns lower.
    Crude oil fell Friday after rising for nine days straight. ConocoPhillips lost 2.4 percent.
    The declines threatened to end a five-day winning streak for the market, its longest since September.
    Activision Blizzard plunged 9 percent, the most in the S&P 500, after announcing that its eight-year partnership with game developer Bungie was ending. The companies' most successful collaboration was its Destiny...
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  • The New York Times is betting big on Amazon Alexa as voice assistants take hold in US households

    The New York Times is betting big on Amazon Alexa as voice assistants take hold in US households

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The New York Times is prioritizing voice as devices like Amazon's Echo take hold in US households.
    The newspaper is starting to roll out news and recommendation content that's tailored to the voice assistants.
    Discovery is a big hurdle for content on voice assistants, so the Times will use its print edition to promote its new skills.
    The New York Times is joining the race by publishers to take advantage of the growing adoption of voice assistants.
    Last year, the Times hired an editor, Dan Sanchez, dedicated to voice platforms. And on January 11, it'll start to roll out content created...
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