Bing Voice Search

  • Siri is Google’s nearest mobile search competitor [Report]

    … to “supplement” more traditional mobile search. Only 16 percent of iPhone owners did not use a virtual assistant, while just under 40 percent of Android users did not. Among iPhone owners who used assistants other than Siri, 10 percent used Google Now, and 4 percent cited Cortana. Among Android users, 24 percent were using virtual assistants other…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 26 readers -
  • Essential voice search strategies for 2017

    … Echo (aka Alexa), Google Home (a direct competitor of the Echo), Siri and Cortana — tools that are solely based on voice recognition. Why the uptick in voice search? First, using your voice to search is getting more accurate. Not too long ago, voice recognition simply wasn’t accurate. In many cases, it was more frustrating than helpful. Now…

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  • Why retailers shouldn’t overreact to the voice search revolution

    …. Maybe voice search isn’t a big deal right now for retailers specifically, which all of the brands studied are. I’ll speak more to why this is probably the case later, but fingers crossed on Google Search Console voice search reporting actually becoming a thing, so that we can track this traffic more confidently. Comparing like queries is important…

    Andy Taylor/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 24 readers -
  • Son of Siri: Viv aims to go way beyond today’s digital assistants

    … by third party providers via back-end API integration thereby cutting out the SERP. However that vision was only partly realized before Apple acquired Siri. And while Cupertino has certainly improved Siri’s functionality and usability, it hasn’t invested to enable Siri to achieve its full potential. Now Viv hopes to pick up where Siri left off…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 12 readers -
  • Microsoft Silences “Hey Cortana” In US Version Of Android App

    … An update to Microsoft’s Cortana app for Android removes the “Hey Cortana” hands-free activation feature. Updated December 20, the new version of the app lists three “what’s new” features: Improved app stability Enhanced call and text features Removed “Hey Cortana” feature for US market Hey Cortana was reportedly removed because the feature…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 10 readers -
  • Microsoft Torque: Bing Search On Android Wear With A Twist — Of The Wrist

    The new Microsoft Torque Search app for Android Wear is a clever concept. It’s a voice-search alternative to “OK Google” on your wrist, with a novel twist — literally. You turn your wrist “forward and backward” to initiate Torque. The app is one of several experimental projects coming out of Microsoft’s innovation lab The Garage. I tested it on my Moto 360 Android Wear device.

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 14 readers -
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