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The Voicebot Podcast

Sep 13, 2020

TalkSocket just launched a Kickstarter for a physical product that makes Alexa (and other voice assistants) instantly accessible hands-free on any iPhone or Android smartphone. We talk about the product launch, the technical approach, the partnering strategy, and even how the company expects to eventually expand capabilities to China for Alibaba's and Baidu's voice assistants. 

Today's guests are Andrew Delorenzo and Chandler Murch, the co-founders of TalkSocket, a hardware device that makes Alexa hands free on iPhone and Android. It's a non-obvious innovation, but one that just might have the right ingredients for widespread consumer adoption. Delorenzo is CEO and has nearly a decade working in the cloud hosting business for AWS, Tencent, and Joyent. Murch is CTO for TalkSocket and has a background in IT management for companies such as game maker Valve and Ed Tech pioneer Promethean.