Listen: Number of smart speakers in US households increased 78% in 2018
"Total number of smart speakers in US households has increased by seventy eight percent in the past year. And twenty one percent of people in the US now have one new data from NPR and Edison research from a survey conducted after the December twenty one thousand nine holidays shows a marked increase in ownership of smart speakers. There's a lot more information in the full report, and that's linked to from our newsletter. And in the show notes yesterday, we reported that Amazon have sold one hundred million Alexa devices by way of comparison. Google assistant claims nearly one billion installs and the active users have quadrupled that they wouldn't say how many active users. They actually have patriot tells pod news that the number of podcast create has on their platform has quadrupled over the past three years and patriot has seen an eight fold increase in revenue in the podcasting category and new stats in from the onion two hundred fifty million America. Means still need guests for their podcast this week, we presume it satire talk to Phil's podcast fill in the blanks launches tomorrow. How'd you spell that? Dr ph I l in the blanks dot com, Dr Phil into blanks dot com. The first gassed his Shaquille O'Neal, and he's also recorded interviews with Dax Shepard. And Jay Leno ESPN in the UK have launched ESPN head in the game. With Jamie Lang and Alex Lowe, the podcast will take an entertaining and informative look at an upcoming major sporting event, and creating a podcast his relatively easy when you know, what to do says this man, welcome. Welcome. Welcome. My friends to the Rasa podcast integrate and good friend, David cypress, garland, David Simon garland is interviewed about this podcast the rise to the top. He says that building a profitable laser focus business is much harder. And yesterday, we wondered whether slates what's next was the first daily news, Paul. Gas from a major US publisher to be hosted by a woman, we were of course, wrong. This person contacted us. Mrs post reports I'm Martine powers. Oops. And thank you Erica from the newsworthy and other daily news podcast and erica's the host. So you know, four becoming a pod new supporter yesterday."