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Chinese cars top auto sales in Chile: Chinese-made cars for the first time topped auto sales in Chile in the first half of the year.

Voice powered purchasing: Only two percent of Amazon Alexa users have bought anything using their voice in 2018. 

Whenever I find an Alexa in a friend's home, I promptly place orders for snowmobiles, air conditioners, jelly beans, and bubble bath soap. It's funny when all this stuff arrives unexpectedly.

Hearables: The explosive growth of their AI voice assistants has Google, Apple, and Amazon racing to put your entire smartphone in an earpiece.

Audio = Huge

Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware (documentary) http://bit.ly/2MoCgm4

Cruising is a $126 billion industry with plenty of room to grow. The Cruise Lines International Association says that only about 20 percent of Americans have taken cruises, and the number is smaller for Europeans and smaller still for Asians. 

Google is in talks with Tencent and Inspur to bring its cloud business to China.

@THRGlobal: Disney’s #ChristopherRobin won't get China release due to a crackdown on the Winnie the Pooh character

Attention economy: Google’s YouTube, Google and Waze combined to account for 34.2% of all time on digital media in June, according to Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser.

Google increases its foothold into America's daily routines - it's all about routine and habits.