"The spur was the incredible opportunity of the job," he said. Labour leader Mr Corbyn said he wished him well and was confident Labour would hold the Stoke-on-Trent Central seat. Asked if he was secretly pleased that an MP who has been critical of his leadership was going, Mr Corbyn said: "No, I don't want anyone to resign, I don't want to lose MPs but he has taken this position as director of the V&A, good luck to him." Media captionCorbyn "looking forward" to by-election as Tristram Hunt quits 'Frustration' He said he was confident of winning the by-election: "It's been a Labour seat for a long time, we have a strong message to put out .. I'm looking forward to the campaign." Mr Hunt is the second Labour MP in a matter of weeks to quit Parliament for a job outside politics. Jamie Reed announced last month he was standing down as MP for Copeland to take up a post at the Sellafield nuclear plant. Image copyright V&A Image caption A retrospective exhibition of David Bowie's life was the most visited show in the V&A's history Mr Hunt's departure sets up another potentially awkward by-election for Mr Corbyn, in a traditionally safe Labour seat where UKIP made a strong showing in the last general election. The seat is set to be abolished under new boundary proposals. Labour grandee Lord Mandelson said he believed Mr Hunt quit politics because he was "unhappy", like "many other MPs" over Labour's electoral chances. "The prospects of us winning a national general election will remain distant the longer Jeremy Corbyn and his ramshackle outfit remain in charge of the party's fortunes," he told the BBC's Week in Westminster. 'Plain wrong' In a letter to local party members explaining his decision, Mr Hunt said: "I am sorry to put you, the party and the people of Stoke-on-Trent, through a by-election. I have no desire to rock the boat now and anyone who interprets my decision to leave in that way is just plain wrong." The former TV historian was elected to represent Stoke-on-Trent in 2010 and was re-elected in 2015 with a majority of 5,179.
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Or was it just brilliant marketing and dumb luck? Amazon.com Maybe for question 1, and a definite yes for number 2. If you want to add a voice assistant to your product, you can try to build it on your own, or do a partnership with Amazon, which already has brand recognition, Evans says. Apple wasnt at CES, and Siri is still locked within the iPhone, iPad and Macintosh computers. Cortana is also a Microsoft products exclusive, while rival Google is signing up partners to work with its new Google Home connected speaker, cutting deals with Mercedes Benz and Hyundai to bring Google Assistant to the car. Its list of partners online is small, especially compared to Amazon , but there's a good reason. Amazon had a years head start on Google, says Tim Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies. The Echo initially was released to the general public in 2015. I spoke to a lot of vendors at CES, and they told me Alexa was the most available AI-based operating system they could hang their shingle to work with," Bajarin adds. Amazon admits the company has been on an ambitious plan to sign up partners to spread Alexa everywhere.Well never be able to build all the potential devices out there between smart home and wearables, and automobiles, Amazon Alexa vice president Steve Rabuchin recently told USA TODAY. We cant do it alone." We asked consumers how they felt about Siri, Alexa,Cortana and Google, and our social media lit up. Out of the box Alexa could do all these things that Siri couldnt do, says Emilia Kubo Kirschenbaum, a tech manager for the Chief ad agency in Washington, D.C. AP This March 2, 2016 photo shows an Echo Dot in San Francisco. Kirschenbaum has grown used to hands-free functions like entering her apartment and ordering Alexa to turn on the lights or verbally asking Alexa to turn off the alarm. Evans says Apple was hurt by first-moveradvantage.
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