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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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Smart Speaker Sales Grew 103% Last Year

With the latest in a growing number of studies on virtual assistants and voice search, Adobe Digital Insights (ADI), found that the sales of "voices assistants grew about 103% in Q4 versus a year ago.  79 percent of these sales took place in the fourth quarter. Data from both ADI and other third-party analyst firms justify the [...]

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New Search Quality Raters Guidelines For Google Assistant And Voice Search Evaluations

On the Google Research blog, Google has published the search quality raters guidelines, contractors guidelines to evaluate Google’s search results, specifically pertaining to the Google Assistant and voice search results.  It has it's similarity to the web search quality guidelines, the difference is that there isn't any screen to look at when evaluating such results.  Rather, you're evaluating the [...]

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The Google Assistant SDK Adds Support For Additional Languages & More

Google announced that the search engine has expanded the Google Assistant software development kit to support additional languages.  Now, Developers can bring Google Assistant applications to more people.  Google Assistant now supports these languages and regions - English Australia, English Canada, English UK, English US, French Canadian, French France, German and Japanese. Having a lack of support for [...]

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