The smart speaker space is heating up

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This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Smart-home voice assistants help to organize connected homes and provide great utility to consumers, allowing them to control devices, look up information, communicate with friends and family, and buy goods or request services. This provides a lucrative opportunity for companies to gain users and bring them into their larger ecosystems. Here's are a couple of the moves companies made to start or expand their presence in the smart home voice assistant market: Both companies are looking to the smart home voice assistant as a pillar of a growing ecosystem.