Amazon Echo and Alexa is less a talking speaker than it is stalking speaker. Dave Farrington explains the difference between the two and how it applies to Facebook’s now shelved stalking speaker.
Apple is the only company that does not track users, so wouldn’t it be better to call HomePod a music device and not a talking speaker? Sure. And wouldn’t it be better to call Amazon’s and Google’s new devices stalking speakers instead?
Stalking speakers? Perfect.