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A sampling of our latest work, ideas, and solutions.

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Good VX for Better UX

What Voice Experience (VX) Best Practices Can Teach Us About Better Visual UX Practices User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) historically have been visual design practices. Experts in this field are working towards a graphical user interface (GUI) designed to ease comprehension and navigation of visible content. As we alluded to in our introductory blog […]

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Alexa Conference 2019

Highlights from the Alexa Conference Presented by VoiceFirst.fm The Alexa Conference was hosted in Chattanooga, TN in January. COLAB sent a team to learn more about what was happening in the voice community. We discovered some interesting Skills, some fascinating concepts, and some amazing stats about the market for voice experiences and voice-enabled devices. Here are the […]

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Introduction to Voice Interactions

Lessons from Building an Alexa Skill Dissecting vocal instructions programmatically Did you ever wonder how Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri understands what you are saying and then knows how to respond meaningfully to your request? We had some general ideas of how that works based on our understanding of natural language understanding and automatic speech recognition technologies, but until we […]

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Why a purpose-built intranet may make your company more productive.

Intranets can be tricky. As the CEO of a digital agency, I often hear from companies who have implemented expensive, complicated intranet platforms that go unused by their employees, despite the potential value of such a system. A useful intranet can help a business in numerous of ways: It can streamline communication, create operational efficiencies, […]

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COLAB Ranked on the 2018 Inc. 5000

COLAB earned the rank of 3707 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their […]

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Finalist for 2018 RVATech: Innovation in Technology Builder Award

We’re so honored to have been a finalist for the 2018 Richmond Technology Awards: Innovation in Technology Builder Award which is awarded to local technology companies that deliver technology solutions and services to external clients that build capacity and increase operational efficiency. We wouldn’t be where we are without the support of the Richmond commnity. We appreciate […]

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