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Microsoft Goes Open Source With One Of Its Bing Algorithms

Microsoft made its Space Partition Tree And Graph (SPTAG) algorithm available to all as an open source GitHub project. This algorithm is used in their own Bing search engine. The algorithm uses vector search and deep learning models, which provides results based on search intent. The intent of the algorithm is designed to allow users [...]

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Google App Actions Expands With Four New Categories

First showed off at Google I/O last year, App Actions is expanding with built-in intents for four new App Action categories: Health and fitnessFinance and bankingFood orderingRidesharing These new intents are aimed at enabling developers to integrate their apps with Google Assistant. Developers can start integrating the new actions immediately. Google says that it will [...]

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We Live In The Age Of Voice Assistance (Here’s Why)

More and more people are comfortable interacting with devices using their voice. How does that change the world of marketing? In this episode of the award-winning Here's Why digital marketing video series, Mark Traphagen shares key insights from Google on how voice assistance is changing our world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVAeqyFvCk4

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Google Has Added Voice Input And Spoken Results To Mobile Web Search

Google has added a microphone to the Google.com search field on Android phones to enable mobile voice search.  With this addition, it begs the questions as to why add this at all since users had the ability to do voice search on the mobile web, with the Android keyboard microphone. Below are screenshots from Search Engine Land [...]

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Why One Marketer Thinks Smart Speakers Have Their Work Cut Out For Them

Arguably, Voice technology and voice search have been adopted faster than any other technology.  Analyst estimates on smart speaker penetration in the U.S. range from 40 to almost 80 million devices by the end of this year. There has been quite a lot of anticipation and hype centered around voice tech, and despite that, these devices haven't [...]

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Google Facing Fine In Russia For Allegedly Not Purging Banned Websites

According to Reuters, Russia has initiated a civil action against Google over the search engine’s alleged failure to censor search results in the country. The potential penalty is trivial: 700,000 roubles (approximately $10,450). Next month, a determination will be made on whether or not the fine will be imposed.  The main issue is that Google reportedly [...]

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How Voice Search Is Changing The Game

“50% of all searches will be voice searches by 2020” (Comscore) is widely cited. Although that particular statistic is misleading both because of how voice search is defined, and because this study dates from 2016, the voice is a phenomenon that the industry needs to address. It is already part of the search landscape, is [...]

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