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With call extensions, advertisers are charged regular click fees when users click on the “Call” button in their ads. The “Call” button is only displayed on smartphones and can be seen on Google.com search, Voice search, Google Mobile App or Google Maps for Mobile. On desktops, laptops and tablets, ads appear with a phone number that is not clickable. … [Read more...] about Google Says No To Phone Numbers In PPC Ads, Forcing The Use Of Call Extensions
Siri More “Conversational” than Google Voice Actions Siri uses Nuance speech processing technology on the front end to recognize and capture speech “utterances.” (As an aside, Nuance has its own “assistant” in the form of the app Dragon Go!) Siri’s “secret sauce” involves its capacity to understand your question in a natural speech form rather than relying on keywords or rigid protocols to initiate specific actions. Google’s technology was developed in house and is somewhat more rigid than Siri. It requires certain key phrases or words to invoke particular actions. … [Read more...] about Siri Vs. Google Voice Actions
Ever since Google unveiled Android and it became a formidable competitor to the iPhone, there’s been speculation about whether Apple would build a search engine. The prospect of developing search technology and building an index was very likely undesirable to Apple (not that it was ever seriously discussed). But with Siri Apple has cleverly created a core utility that will probably ultimately compete directly with search. … [Read more...] about Google Voice Actions, Nuance, Vlingo
AT&T now has more revenue from wireless (48 percent in Q4 2010) than conventional phone service (21 percent). However AT&T’s “wireline” phone business is still worth about $25 billion annually in gross revenues. And Verizon’s wireline business is still billions larger. Google’s full year revenues in 2010 were approximately $29 billion. … [Read more...] about Sprint Integration Of Google Voice Start Of Something Bigger?