Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Amazon Sees a Boost in Sales of its Voice-Enabled Devices
Press Release

The tech giant announced that its voice-enabled products purchased this holiday season exceeded that of last year. Items include the “Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new Alexa Voice Remote and Echo”.

Popular applications on Amazon’s voice-enabled devices include listening to music, requesting to turn on and off appliances, and searching for recipes.

Mastercard Saw US Retail Sales Grow 5.1% This Holiday Season
Press Release

Mastercard SpendingPulse, the company’s insights arm, stated that “holiday sales increased 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion this year – the strongest growth in the last six years.”

According to Mastercard SpendingPulse, one of the major categories of spending were in the Home Improvement space.

The report details shopping between November 1st and December 24th of this year.

uBeam Looks to Unveil a New Product at CES
Press Release

The wireless charging startup announced that it will be unveiling a new ultrasonic wireless power system at next month’s International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to a company press release, “the technology demonstration will showcase uBeam’s new contact-free power-at-a-distance ultrasonic wireless power system.”

The company’s leadership and engineering teams will be present at the industry leading event.