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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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Google Says Assistant Now On More Than 400 Million Devices

On the morning of January 5 in a blog post, Google said, “The [Google] Assistant is now available on more than 400 million devices.”  To Google, these "devices includes Android smartphones, tablets, TVs, headphones, and Google Home smart speakers. By looking at the post, we don't know how many Google Home, Mini and Max speakers were sold in 2017.  Despite [...]

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Amazon In Discussions With Consumer Brands About Ads On Alexa

According to a report on CNBC, Amazon is in talks with a number of large consumer product companies about advertising and sponsorship opportunities through Alexa and voice search. According to the report: The e-tailer has been in talks with several companies about letting them promote products on the best-selling Echo devices, which are powered by the Alexa [...]

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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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Target Expands Voice-Commerce Relationship With Google To Battle Amazon

In an announcement by Google, there has been a nationwide expansion of its Google Express relationship with Target.  Those users who are in the Continental US can now buy from Target through the Google Assistant and receive Google Express delivery.  The voice-commerce relationship extends to Google Home devices. These features and capabilities are quite similar to those that was announced [...]

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