Beyond some of the processing and other technical upgrades in the new iPhone 4S, the standout feature of the new device is the Siri “Assistant.” It’s an expanded and enhanced version of what’s behind the existing Siri iPhone app, which is being shut down on October 15. And while Siri is not a “voice search engine,” people will certainly use it to find information and accomplish tasks they might otherwise have used search or apps to complete. … [Read more...] about Google Voice Actions, Nuance, Vlingo
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Voicemail & Call Quality Google Voice’s own voicemail can be used instead of your phone’s voicemail. The advantage to that is Google Voice will transcribe the voicemail and send you an email of the transcription, which can be a real time saver. Plus, it can make for a fun laugh when the transcriptions go wrong, as I find they often do. You can usually read enough to figure out what the message means, though. … [Read more...] about My Life With Google Voice Number Porting, Six Months In
“We are pushing ourselves really hard so that Google is evolving and staying a step ahead of our users,” Pichai said. “All the search queries you see behind me are live queries coming in from mobile. Today, over 50% of our queries come from mobile phones. And the queries in color you see behind me are voice queries. In the US, on our mobile app in Android, one in five queries – 20% of our queries – are voice queries, and that share is growing.” … [Read more...] about Read My Lips: Voice Now Posed for Big Mobile Search Wins
I do not believe that Google has killed organic search for mobile users. Google still shows the information that is the most relevant for the mobile audience including organic listings, but the SERP on a mobile phone is more limited. Google is typically showing more owned results (i.e. paid, local listings, featured snippets, etc.) with the limited space on mobile SERPs. … [Read more...] about Is Google killing mobile organic search?