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Amazon Echo sales reach 5M in two years, research firm says, as Google competitor enters market - GeekWire

Amazon's Echo device has reached a sales milestone, with a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners estimating that the retail giant has sold 5.1 million of the smart speakers in the U.S. since it debuted two years ago. Amazon HQ Tour ...and more »

40 fun Google Home Easter eggs to try - CNET

When compared with Amazon's Echo, Dot and Tap speakers, Google Home ($129.00 at Dell Home) is missing some of the flair. It doesn't have native support for nearly as many smart home devices. Its list of commands isn't nearly as developed. And it's ...and more »

Google Home: The Gizmodo Review - Gizmodo Australia

It's late, I've just plugged the Google Home voice assistant in, and I've got a fridge full of pumpkin and pie crusts and Thanksgiving is three weeks away. "OK Google, how do I make a pumpkin pie?" Google Home happily answers my question, firing off a ...and more »

Google Home review - Wareable

After much fanfare, Google released its Amazon Echo-rivaling smart home device, Google Home, last November. The air freshener-shaped personal pod brings Google's Assistant into the living room, while also working as a controller for your other smart ...and more »

Best Buy hosts Google's first "shop within a shop" in North America - Canada NewsWire (press release)

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - It's a North American first: Best Buy stores in four Canadian cities are now home to large-scale Google shops, where consumers can fully experience the company's family of hardware, like Pixel, Daydream View and ...and more »

Google Shop marks company's first serious steps into the world of physical retail - Digital Trends

Google might have its online Google Store, but the furthest it's gone so far in the physical world involved the Experience Store in New York City, which allowed folks to try out the company's latest devices. However, with Google Shops set to launch ...and more »

Review: Google Home, Amazon Echo mix convenience with creepiness - Phys.Org

Having a smart speaker like Amazon Echo or Google Home in the house can feel like you've stepped into the future. It can also feel creepy. And sometimes, really annoying. All these impressions coursed through me over the last several days as I tested ...and more »

OK, Google, what can you do? New tips and tricks for the Google Home - Digital Trends

Google Home has been out for a few months now, which is long enough for its owners to really tinker with it and get a feel for its capabilities. Programmers recently got access to start making third-party skills, increasing the voice assistant's uses ...and more »

Google Shops set to roll out in Best Buy Canada locations - Retail Dive

Google is planning to launch new versions of its Google Shops store concept inside Best Buy stores across Canada as the Internet search giant continues to evolve its retail strategy to focus more on selling its own gadgets. The new spaces within the ...and more »

First Google Shop opens in Toronto Best Buy tour -

TORONTO – The first of many Google Shops has opened in Toronto, and we were on hand to check out Google's new retail space in Best Buy locations across North America. At the opening, ITBusiness got the chance to speak with Janell Fischer, Google's ...and more »