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If you plan to succeed online and grow your business through online channels, you’re going to need development help. Whether you need a complex custom ecommerce website built from scratch, a simple themed WordPress site setup, or individual fixes, plug-ins, site maintenance, or coding assistance, Thrive’s experienced technical staff has you covered! We will work directly with your in-house technical team, collaborate with your current development contractors, or take on all development needs ourselves. Every situation is different. Thrive will work to make yours a success! Web Development.

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Google Assistant Is Getting More Helpful

Google Assistant has recently been enhanced with to automatically put your daily tasks front and center on your phone.  Originally launched as a search feature that also allowed users to make quick phone calls, send text messages, and more, the new features give us curated information based on the time of day, locations and your [...]

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Google Home Now Communicates In Spanish

In an announcement by Google, Google Assistant on Google Home devices is now able to communicate with you in Spanish.  The devices were previously able to translate to and from Spanish, but now, users can do more advanced actions in Spanish.  Some examples includes asking it to play music, asking it to control smart devices around the [...]

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Google Turns On ‘Continued Conversation’ In The Google Assistant

One of the ways Google is attempting to make interactions with the Assistant more natural is allowing follow-up questions and interactions without having to repeat "Hey Google" each time.  The company announced a new feature called “Continued Conversation” at its developer conference in May. Continued Conversation launches today in the US, and allows users to have a [...]

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Google Home Making Gains On Alexa, Apple HomePod In 4th Place

There is a report from Strategy Analytics that says that Apple has shipped about 600,000 HomePods during Q1.  In the same report, Amazon Alexa devices were placed around 4 million for the same period.  Google Home sales are around 2.5 million. Of course, these numbers aren't completely accurate, as they indicate the relative size of each company's [...]

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Google Voice-Enables Movie-Ticket Buying With Fandango

As time goes on, Google Assistant is going to become more transactional on smartphones, smartwatches and Google Home.  There are still a number of marketers who are skeptical about the mainstream potential of virtual assistants as a search alternative, or as a commercial platform.  But in the end, it seems that this is going to [...]

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Google Updates Recipe Markup For Google Search & Google Assistant

In an announcement made by Google, it has updated its recipe structured data documentation, which is meant to help webmasters to improve the visibility of their recipes in Google Search and on Google Assistant, including Google Homes devices. Google said, “The updated structured data properties provide users with more information about your recipe, resulting in higher quality traffic to your [...]

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Google Assistant Adds New Media Capabilities Ahead Of HomePod Release

An update to the Google Assistant has been released that makes entertainment content more accessible to voice control.  The announcement was made on February 1, and it allows users to set alarms to play a favorite song, playlist or radio station instead of a noisy, unpleasant alarm sound. It's possible to invoke this by speaking, “Hey Google, set [...]

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