The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo

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#1 Read the following Bloomberg Business Week Article - The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

#2 Discuss the following questions with your classmates on the discussion board
(You will need to do more research beyond the Bloomberg article to answer these questions.
Be sure to properly cite all of your sources.)

1. Discuss the atmosphere and team dynamics at Amazon on the "Echo" project and other projects

2. Do you have an Echo? If so, what are your favorite apps or "skills"? If not, what do you think would be the most used apps or "skills?

3. What future functions to you believe will be built into the Echo? Explain.

Grading Guideline for all Discussion Boards...

Total possible points = 20

  • 15 point deduction for no original post
  • 5 point deduction for not posting original post at least 24 hours before discussion board due date
  • 5 point deduction for no reply to a peer post
  • 5 point deduction for an “I agree” type reply that adds no value to the discussion
  • 1 point deduction for one or two spelling/ grammatical errors
  • 2 point deduction for multiple spelling/ grammatical errors
  • 1 or 2 extra points possible for extra good or outstanding posts and participation in the discussion board

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School: Rice University


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Amazon’s Echo speakers

Teamwork is a very important tool to have on board especially when working on a
perceived life-changing device that the Echo came to be. Although the Echo came out as a
success for Amazon, its development was marred with a lot of conflicting interests and pressure.
The device naturally inherited the Fire Phone’s misfortunes and knowing this; the Amazon did
not take chances but made sure it revived its capacity to deliver something that caught the world
by storm. With the need to revive the company’s reputation and to also clear the air off Fire
Phone’s inadequacies, the company put its workforce on unnecessary pressure while working on
the Echo (Carr, 201...

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