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Sonos plans to raise around $250m in its upcoming IPO

New details have emerged about the IPO of audio-hardware firm Sonos. The company is planning to price its shares at between $17 and $19 each, offering around 13.9m of them and thus raising roughly $250m when it goes public. The...
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Sonos IPO filing reveals revenues, losses and device sales

Connected audio-hardware firm Sonos has officially filed to go public, and its S-1 form has plenty of data on how the company has been performing against competition from smart speakers. “As of March 31, 2018, our customers...
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Consumer Reports publishes initial HomePod comparison tests

The initial wave of reviews in the press about Apple’s HomePod smart speaker have been very positive about its hardware – specifically its audio quality. Now Consumer Reports has published some ‘early results’ of...
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What do smart speakers and voice assistants REALLY mean for music?

Smart speakers like Amazon's Echo and Google Home are selling in their tens of millions, and it's becoming clear that voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant (and Apple's Siri once its HomePod device ships) will...
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Edison Investment Research doubtful about Sonos prospects

Analyst firm Edison Investment Research has put out a note on Sonos’ prospects in the smart-speaker market, with its devices now supporting Alexa as well as Spotify Connect. It’s not optimistic. “By enabling both...
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Google Home Mini and Max fire up the smart-speakers market

Google held a high-profile press launch last night, with its new Pixel 2 smartphones taking top billing. Yet we’re more interested in the evolution of the company’s smart-speaker strategy, with two new models – the...
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Sonos preps smart-speaker launch amid Echo refresh rumours

Yesterday, we reported on a Sonos regulatory filing revealing a few details on its upcoming voice-controlled smart speaker. Now we know when it’s likely to be launched officially: 4 October, judging by an invitation...
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First Sonos smart-speaker details leak through FCC filing

Sonos has been mulling its strategy around voice-control and smart assistants for some time now. The company’s first device to ship with this technology is on its way, judging by a filing with US regulator the FCC for a...
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Devialet and Sky take on Sonos with £299 Sky Soundbox

We’re big admirers of Devialet and its luxury Phantom speaker, but its price puts it out of reach of most mainstream music fans. Yesterday, though, the company announced an intriguing partnership with British satellite...
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Amazon reportedly shipped 5m Echo speakers in 2016

Amazon keeps its Echo sales figures close to its chest, like many other stats around its business. Today we’ve got a new estimate for those sales though, courtesy of research firm Strategy Analytics. It claims that Amazon...
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Sonos officially unveils its new Playbase speaker

We got an early unauthorised look at Sonos’ new Playbase speaker last month when images of it leaked online. Now it’s official: the $700 device was formally announced yesterday. It’s a follow-up to Sonos’ Playbar...
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Brexit to blame for Sonos raising its prices in the UK

Sonos is raising the price of its products in the UK, saying that recent currency fluctuations after Brits voted to exit the European Union - Brexit - render its existing prices "unsustainable". From 23 February, Sonos'...