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November 21, 2008

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David Mery

The UI is superb in its simplicity.

As for the future, there are many worrying aspects to this technology in the hand of a private company with a focus on selling ads. There's a very good write up by Jan Chipchase at http://www.janchipchase.com/blog/archives/2008/11/voice_search_so.html (In a somewhat related post, not directly about this product, I explored the issue of subsequent out of context use of voluntarily shared information in http://gizmonaut.net/blog/writing/information_accountability.html)

br -d

C. Enrique Ortiz

Yes, when TellMe Networks launched their voice search app (http://www.tellme.com/you) they demonstrated the power of voice as interface. That app also worked well. I'm not sure who Google is using in the back-end (Nuance I would bet), but I can say voice applications are super expensive to run; so I wonder if the ad-model will be sufficient to break-even, or if they will have an upsell of some kind... Cheers,

ceo

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