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Smart Speakers Surge During the Holidays

Tech gift recipients are probably talking to their gifts. That’s because nearly 1 in 10 people got a smart speaker over the holidays, according to a new survey by NPR and Edison Research.

The gifts boost the number of smart speakers in the U.S. to about 119 million. That’s a whopping 78 percent growth since the same survey the year before. Amazon has already said Alexa-compatible speakers were best-sellers.

The growth has been helped by new offerings and low price points from market leaders Amazon and Google, which together claim about 85 percent of the smart speakers installed in the US.

Read more at Recode.