Microsoft: Cortana

  • Bing launches bots for local businesses

    … across channels and platforms (create once, publish across sites) Local businesses will be able to add “channels” with the click of a button, such as Facebook Messenger and Cortana. Currently, Business Bots is available for Bing, Skype and SMS. Facebook Messenger and Cortana are coming soon. Microsoft envisions rolling bots out broadly to local…

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

    … one-to-one with behavior. Siri was also the most widely adopted virtual assistant among the available choices, used by a higher number of iOS users than “Google Now” was by Android users. Google Assistant wasn’t one of the available choices on the survey. A very large percentage of respondents (72 percent) said they were using virtual assistants…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 27 readers -
  • Cortana comes to Android’s lockscreen, Siri does some new tricks

    … Earlier this year we reported that Cortana was coming to the Android lockscreen. Now it has officially launched. Here are some of the things you can do with Cortana “above the lock”: Get your schedule/see your day at a glance. Get and set reminders. Interact with and add to lists. Get answers to questions. Microsoft previously announced…

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  • Bot-to-bot marketing is coming soon. Are you ready?

    …. In a common scenario today, you might ask Google Home to find a hotel room under $450 in Chicago near the Loop. Google Home searches the web, possibly including reviews on TripAdvisor. To support this user-to-agent/bot interaction, Fingerman told me, “marketers will have to spend more time on reputation management” to ensure that what Google finds…

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