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#23: They Didn't Mention Windows Once

September 28th, 2017 · 40 minutes

In Seattle, Amazon held a surprise media event and unveiled all the Echoes. In Orlando, Microsoft held its Ignite conference, sharing information on new products as well as its vision for the future.

Guest Starring: Lisa Schmeiser and Melissa Riofrio

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Links and Show Notes

A round-up of yesterday's Amazon announcements - Six Colors

Amazon announced a wide range of products this week. - Echo (2nd Generation) - Echo Plus - Echo Buttons
Big Mouth Billy Bass will soon work with Amazon Alexa - The Verge

The fish will be able to pair over Bluetooth and then lip sync and dance when music plays. - Echo Spot - All-New Fire TV
Essential has sold just 5,000 phones through Sprint since launch: BayStreet - FierceWireless

Essential Products has sold an estimated 5,000 phones through Sprint since the gadget made its big retail debut in the United States earlier this month, according to estimates from BayStreet Research.

Satya Nadella at Ignite - Microsoft News Center

Satya Nadella at Ignite: “We collectively have the opportunity to lead in this transformation.”

Microsoft’s new coding language is made for quantum computers - Engadget

Microsoft is effectively building a language for computers that don't really exist yet.

Melissa Riofrio (@MRiofrioPCW) - Twitter
Lisa Schmeiser (@lschmeiser) - Twitter