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Google Is Getting A Lot Smarter At Listening To You

Google announced a new update to the Google App (yeah, it’s just the Google app now, as opposed to the Google Search app), offering users more and smarter functionality for voice commands. Earlier this week, we learned about its ability to give you access to your bills, but Google has since blogged about some additional commands that you can use, …

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Bing Follows Google Into Conversational Search

Microsoft’s search engine is once again following Google’s lead, adding new conversational search capabilities. You may recall, Google announced its version over a year ago, and has slowly made improvements to it in the meantime. In May, for example, the “Ok, Google” feature became available for all Chrome users in the U.S. Yan Ke, Principal Development Lead for the Bing …

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‘Ok, Google’ Now Available For All U.S. Chrome Users

Chrome users can now search Google by saying, “Ok, Google” from their desktop browser from the Google homepage or the new tab page. Make sure you have the latest update of the browser, and go to google.com to turn it on. Click the microphone icon, and you’ll be prompted to turn the functionality on. After that, get to the Ok …

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Google Voice Search Built Into Chrome Beta

At Google I/O last year, Google showed off conversational search on the desktop, including the now famous “OK Google” command. In November, this functionality became available via a Chrome extension. Now, the functionality is coming directly to Chrome. Google announced today that it’s part of the latest Chrome Beta release. It will be rolled out to English (U.S.) users on …

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Now You Can Google From The Desktop By Saying, ‘Ok Google’

Earlier this year, Google showed off its new conversational search capabilities for the desktop, including the ability to perform a search by simply saying, “Ok Google,” and then your search phrase. In May, Google released conversational search for Chrome, but it didn’t have the “Okay Google” feature. The company has now made that available, but you have to download a …

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As Google Moves Away From Keywords, Can You Optimize For Gist?

Today, keywords still play a significant role in search habits, and in how Google and other search engines deliver search results. The trend, however, is moving further and further away from this, especially on Google’s side. Google wants to become less dependent on keywords, and gradually doing so. Do you see this trend as a problem or a potential problem …

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Google’s New Conversational Voice Search Is Here (Kind Of)

UPDATE: When asked about the “Okay, Google” feature, Google’s Matt Cutts tells us, “I think that will take a little while longer, but Chrome updates move along quickly.” Update 2: While we should be able to expect the “hotwording” functionality in the future, a Google spokesperson only offered, “Conversational search has started rolling out on Google.com in the latest version …

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