Virtual Assistance

Guest Host:

Rebecca Sheir
Virtual Assistance

A proliferation of apps, online services, gadgets and tools are now available to act as our virtual personal assistants. We find out how these existing technologies help us cross off items ranging from grocery shopping to waiting for the cable guy off our to-do list and learn about devices bringing us closer to the promise of the 'Internet of Things.'

The popularity of many technologies is rooted in their ability to make our lives easier. A proliferation of apps, online services, gadgets and tools are now available to act as our virtual personal assistants. We find out how these existing technologies help us cross items ranging from grocery shopping to waiting for the cable guy off our to-do lists, and learn about devices bringing us closer to the promise of the 'Internet of Things.'

Guests

Steven Overly

reporter, The Washington Post & Capital Business

Geoffrey Fowler

Personal technology columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Maria Thomas

Chief Consumer Officer, SmartThings; Former CEO, Etsy; Former Senior Vice President for Digital Media, NPR

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