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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 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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Microsoft Acquires Semantic Machines, Signaling A Deeper Move Into ‘Conversational AI’

Microsoft, with their recent acquisition of Semantic Machines, is bolstering its commitment to conversational artificial intelligence (AI).  This news was announced David Ku, Microsoft corporate vice president and chief technology officer for AI and research. According to Microsoft, the Berkeley-based technology company has created a “revolutionary” new approach to building AI. With this move, Microsoft underscores its [...]

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Get Ready for the Voice Search Revolution!

The world of search is on the verge of massive change. The rise of Voice Search, the Internet of Things, and Digital Personal Assistants are all coming together to change how we search. Imagine a world without search boxes, without browsers, and where you get one answer via voice to your search query. How will [...]

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How Do You Optimize Content For A Voice-First World?

The use of voice search and voice assistants that answer questions have been on the rise for years now, and according to Google, 20 percent of all mobile search queries are voice search, and that number will only go up. These days, the technology behind voice recognition has been getting better and better.  As an example, [...]

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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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