Sonos Announces Layoffs, Focus on Paid Streaming Services and Voice Control

Sonos has announced that it’s making some difficult layoffs as part of its new plan to focus on paid streaming services and voice control.The company says now that shift to paid streaming services is ‘irreversibly started’, “we’re going to focus on building incredibly rich experiences that were all but unimaginable when we started the company, and will be at the vanguard of what it means to listen to music at home. This is a significant long-term development effort against which we’re committing significant resources.”More notably, the CEO John Macfarlane praises the Amazon Echo. “Voice recognition isn’t new; today it’s nearly ubiquitous with Siri, OK Google, and Cortana. But the Echo found a sweet spot in the home and will impact how we navigate music, weather, and many, many other things as developers bring new ideas and more content to the Alexa platform.”Share Article:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Email,   Reddit,   Digg,   Delicious,   StumbleUponFollow iClarified:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Newsletter,   App Store,   YouTubeAdvertise Here

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