Last week, Adobe quietly acquired Sayspring, a platform specialized in crafting voice interfaces — without the heavy lifting of intense coding — for Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Details regarding the deal were not disclosed. The procurement signals the relevance of voice-activated tools for both end-consumers and professionals looking to streamline workflow.
“The popularity of voice assistants and smart speakers continues to grow. Already, about half of U.S. adults use voice assistants and voice will be a part of every digital interaction within a few years,” said a spokesman for Sayspring. “Now, as part of Adobe, Sayspring will be able to continue pursuing our mission at the scale required for the growing a fast-moving voice ecosystem.”
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .