Talking Tech - January 18:
Netflix price hikes and Alexa’s news voice

Netflix will be $1-2 more expensive a month in the USA for 58 Million subscribers. But for the 79 million global customers it’s still a wait and see. Investors are happy though – on the news their shares jumped 6%.

Google Apps – which powers email, calendars and documents for 4 million businesses will see a 20% jump in monthly and yearly fees. Google says they now offer much more polished services, more AI, more tools for business like Video Conferencing and Team chat but if you’re a small business, you’ll feel this.

Alexa has spent her Christmas break working on her news voice. Now when she reads you the headlines she sounds less monotone and a lot more like a real person you’d hear on TV or the Radio.


Paul Stenhouse is the Technology Contributor on Newstalk ZB’s ‘Saturday Morning with Jack Tame’.


Paul Stenhouse is the Technology Contributor on Newstalk ZB’s ‘Saturday Morning with Jack Tame’.

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