“Alexa, why can’t I buy you in Canada?” That’s the question many early technology adopters here would like to ask one of the hottest gadgets in the U.S.
Source: Toronto Star
Date: January 26th, 2017
1) “One potential sticking point is language. Alexa used to be English-only, but in September 2016, the company launched the devices in Germany. French-language support and bilingual packaging are two oft-rumoured reasons for the hold-up.” Given the availability of Google Translate, does this “reason” actually make sense?
2) “One interesting foible of using it in Toronto — when you ask about the weather, you have to specifically ask what it’s like in Toronto, as opposed to saying the less formal “What’s the weather like?” a sign that it hasn’t been localized for the Canadian market.” What other “localization issues” might there be for the Canadian market?