Google Announces Updates to Now on Tap

This year at Google I/O, Google introduced Now On Tap as part of Marshmallow, the latest Android release. It let users utilize Google Now from third-party apps rather than just Google itself. On Tuesday, Google announced some updates to the…

New Google Feature Opens Opportunities For Businesses

Google announced that Google Now on Tap is now rolling out on Nexus phones, and will hit other devices using the latest version of Android (Marshmallow) over time. Do you expect to be able to take advantage of this feature…

New Google Feature Means Businesses Need Apps For Search Marketing

The world of search engine marketing is ever-changing, and it’s no secret that mobile continues to take over the desktop. Google has a new feature, even beyond a related ranking signal for organic search on mobile devices, that gives businesses…

This Isn’t Really How Yahoo Expects To Compete In Search Is It?

Yahoo held a conference call on Tuesday to discuss its Q1 earnings. Over the course of the call, CEO Marissa Mayer said a lot about search in her prepared remarks before talking about the subject even more in the Q&A…

Google Now Just Got A Lot More Useful

Google Now may be getting a whole lot more useful as Google just announced that it’s integrating with third-party apps on Android. The company has already partnered with over 30 developers to bring new cards into the fold, giving users…

Google Now To Start Reminding You About Your Bills

Google is reportedly adding bill pay reminders to Google Now, which will notify users about upcoming bills that are due, and how much they cost. Google reportedly gains this information from users’ Gmail accounts. Cult of Android reports: No configuration…

Google Shows When You’re Near A Store That Carries A Product You Searched For

Google announced that it has added functionality to Google Now to show consumers when they’re near stores that carry products they have searched for. In a Google+ post, the company said, “You’ve been looking for the perfect pair of hiking…

Bing’s Answer To Google Now Comes To The Desktop

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it is launching personalized cards on the Bing Homepage, which will let users keep track of news, weather, flights, stocks, and eventually more. Kind of like an early version of Google Now on the desktop,…

Google Now Notifications Come To Chrome (Beta)

Google announced that it has launched Google Now notifications in Chrome beta. If you’re on the beta channel, you’ll be getting notifications via the notification center on Mac, Windows or Chromebook. You’ll need to sign into Chrome with the Google…

Here Are Over 60 Things You Can Say To Google Now

TrendBlog.net has put together a pretty cool infographic listing all the different commands you can use with Google Now. There are over sixty of them. What would you like to be able to tell Google Now in the future? Let…

Google Now Adds Site Updates, Traffic Incidents, TV Recommendations And More

Google has added some interesting new cards to Google Now for Android. The features come in the latest update of the Google Search app. Google has added a Website update card, which could mean more traffic for publishers. It brings…

Smartphones Will Soon Run Themselves, Says Analyst

Smartphone (or smart TV or smart watch) is a bit of a misnomer at this point. Sure, the devices are far more capable than feature phones and their wireless access to the internet can make their users seem smart, but…

That Google Smart Watch Might Be Coming Sooner Rather Than Later [Report]

Everybody these days is making a smart watch. Even if Samsung and Sony are the only major manufacturers out of the gate, many more are finalizing plans to launch one within the year. Now a new report has found that…

New Google Now Knowledge Graph Reminders For Music And TV Shows Are Pretty Awesome

As we reported last week, Google launched an update to its Google Search app for Android, adding some new Google Now functionality. Among the improvements were the ability to set reminders when you search. Now that we’re seeing this in…

Google Now Just Keeps Getting More Useful

Earlier this week, Google updated Google Keep with new Google Now reminders for notes. Now, Google Now itself is getting new kinds of cards. The update comes to the Google Search app for Android. Presumably, iOS will get it later.…

Google Keep Gets A Lot More Useful

Google is launching an update to Google Keep, which includes Google Now reminders and a new photo note option. You can select the “remind me” button from the bottom of any note, and choose to be reminded based on time…

Will Google’s Expanding Personalization Help Or Hurt Businesses?

Google has been getting more personalized little by little for years now, but it’s happening much more rapidly these days, and not only is it getting more personalized, it’s getting more conversational, in the sense that it’s just telling you…

Google Now Cards Feature Spotted In Chrome

It was a little surprising that Google Now coming to Chrome wasn’t one of the Chrome announcements Google made at Google I/O last month, but just because it hasn’t been announced doesn’t mean it’s far off. There have been rumors…

Google Search Android App Gets New Google Now, Voice And Offers Features

Google has launched an update to the Google Search app for Android with some new Google Now features, Voice actions and Offers integration. There are new Google Now TV cards. Google explains in a Google+ post, “If you have an…

Is It Worth It To Your Site To Help Google Build Its ‘Knowledge’?

Search is moving more and more toward structured data, which in turn, is leading search engines to delivering the information users are seeking without the need of having to send them to third-party sites. Google, in particular, is making tremendous…