Amazon Web Services (AWS) is enticing more developers to expand the capabilities of the Amazon Alexa virtual assistant by offering free cloud computing credits. If you have an active Alexa skill ("skill" is Amazon's term for a service that adds to Alexa's functionality), you can apply for an extra $100 in AWS credits per month. That $100 is on top of the free tier at AWS.
According to the company, developers have created more than 10,000 third-party skills for Alexa. It also says the new credits should allow most developers to offer those skills for free.