Google: Google Now

    • Now you can shop with Google Home — just like on Amazon Echo

      Earlier today Google announced that you will now be able shop with Google Assistant on Google Home. This duplicates functionality already available on Amazon’s Alexa devices. Inventory is available from “participating Google Express retailers, including Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and more than 50 other national and locally available retailers.

      Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Google- 14 readers -
  • The voice search explosion and how it will change local search

    …: explosive growth. Explosive growth and the reason behind it At LSA 16, Tuttle shared that within one year (last year), the use of voice search went from a statistical zero to 10 percent of all search volume. That was huge. Yet more recent numbers show that growth accelerating — Google announced at I/O that 20 percent of all searches have voice intent…

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  • 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- 9 readers -
  • Better in-store attribution is here

    … will be able to better intuit what we’re looking for through machine learning. This could eventually replace the rigid, feed-based Google Shopping product and could beautifully enhance other marketing channels like video (YouTube). Although it’s possible to advertise Google Shopping products in YouTube videos (called TrueView for Shopping…

    Mona Elesseily/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 12 readers -
  • The rise of personal assistants and the death of the search box

    … 20 years away. Behzadi, on the other hand, believes that this will unfold in less than 20 years. Google timeline A quick history review will show us just how rapidly Google has changed over the years: In addition, the growth of Google’s Knowledge Graph has been prolific: Another key driver of change is that we will continue to get more and more…

    Eric Enge/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 19 readers -
  • Report: Google working on its own version of Amazon Echo

    … Google working on a competitor to Amazon Echo: Separately, Nest asked to be included in a secret Google project to create a competitor to Amazon’s Echo, a voice-controlled personal assistant device. But the Google executive in charge of the project, which has not been reported on publicly until now, said Nest would not be involved in its…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Google- 17 readers -
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