Amazon’s Alexa platform, which has 80,000 skills, has yet to have a breakout hit; interviews with developers show Amazon pays up to $5,000/month for a skill (Matt Day/Bloomberg)

Matt Day / Bloomberg:
Amazon’s Alexa platform, which has 80,000 skills, has yet to have a breakout hit; interviews with developers show Amazon pays up to $5,000/month for a skill  —  The advent of the smartphone triggered an app gold rush.  So far that hasn’t happened with Alexa.