Guest Post Why Google’s voice assistant technology is superior to Apple’s and why it will stay that way.
Google Now is getting smarter, more conversational, and more Siri-like.
A new Apple patent details how Siri, the company’s digital assistant, could use crowdsourcing to provide smarter, human-powered answers in the future. The patent, however, sounds almost exactly like what existing crowdsourced search engine ChaCha is doing today.
If you’re like me, you’ve seen movie previews that look great and you want to watch, but months later, you’ve forgotten all about. Now, Google will remind you when the movie is actually in theaters.
“The world is bigger than Google now,” co-founder Brandon Chatreau told me this morning. “And it’s more open.”
With little fanfare, Google has added its cool new conversational search feature to Chrome on desktops, following a demonstration last week at Google I/O.
Normally, when a company claims that it’s bringing the helpfulness of a Federation starship’s onboard computer to everyday technology, I sort of roll my eyes and prepare to be disappointed — except this time that didn’t really happen.
Starting today, iPhone and iPad owners can finally get their hands on Google Now.
Google Now is officially invading Siri’s home turf.
In the early 2000′s, then-Google VP of user experience Marissa Mayer used to get mysterious emails from a complete stranger, each containing only a single number: 45, 52, 56.
Google wants to make Glass as great as possible — but it’s got to kill search spam first.
You have to give Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt some credit — he’s not afraid to respond to tough questions directly.
With Apple’s Siri and Google Now leading the way, the race is on to create the perfect mobile virtual assistant.
Guest Post You might think your smartphone is pretty smart, but many smartphone apps are still pretty dumb, lacking contextual knowledge about you, your preferences, and your environment. That’s about to change.
Google had its first $50 billion year in 2012. With its massive investments in mobile, someday it might make that much just on the little plastic and metal devices we carry in our pockets. Here’s how.
Google used a primetime advertising slot during Grammy Awards last night to show off the popular Nexus 4 smartphone and many uses of Google Now, its Siri competitor.
Editor’s Pick Today Grokr is releasing a Google Now for iOS. Except … not exactly. Actually, it’s much better than Google Now, and it is likely to stay that way for a long time.
Editor’s Pick The company’s futuristic platform is about to get a nice accuracy boost from Nuance.
Google Now, the search engine giant’s handy Android smartphone feature that helps automate your life by giving you an easy peek at things like traffic conditions, weather reports, trip departure reminders, and restaurant dish recommendations, is apparently now coming to the Chrome browser.
Google has taken inspiration from Apple’s Passbook to give its Android customers a more instantaneous way to pull up their boarding passes with Google Now.