voice search

Spotify tests native voice search, groundwork for smart speakers

Now Spotify listens to you instead of the other way around. Spotify has a new voice search interface that lets you say “Play my Discover Weekly,” “Show Calvin Harris” or &#8220

Improving search and advertising are the next frontiers for voice-activated devices

Lisa Lacy Contributor Lisa Lacy is a reporter who covers digital and search marketing. Despite millions of orders for voice enabled devices, vendors have yet to map the uncharted territory of voice en

Facebook design head loud on voice, silent on Alexa and hardware

Facebook has been reportedly working on a video chat device and a smart speaker that would use a new voice interface, to compete against the likes of Amazon and Google in the race to control your livi

Google’s voice typing tech adds support for 30 more languages, reaching further into Africa, India

Google today is expanding its speech recognition capabilities to support dozens of new languages, particularly those in emerging markets in India and Africa, the company announced this morning. That m

Mozilla launches experimental voice search, file-sharing and note-taking tools for Firefox

Firefox is due for a comeback. A lot of the work the team spent on refactoring core parts of the browser is starting to pay off, and, while its market share continues to decline (especially on the de

Voiceitt lets people with speech impairments use voice-controlled technology

Voice-controlled technology like Amazon Echo, Siri or hands-free features in Google Maps are things we're starting to take for granted. But as Mary Meeker's 2017 Internet Trends Report noted, voice co

Amazon rejects AI2’s Alexa skill voice-search engine. Will it build one?

Surprisingly, Amazon Alexa doesn’t have a good way to search for Alexa skills by voice. You can’t say that you want to play word games, need a skill to check airport security wait times, o

Google’s Sundar Pichai says it’s ‘very early days’ in the battle against Amazon Echo

Between the Pixel and Google Home, 2016 was a big year for Google voice search, but the company’s plays in the space still seemed to pale in comparison to Amazon’s infiltration, courtesy of its wi

Google’s Voice Search On Android And iOS Can Now Answer Questions In German, French And Japanese

Google has long had a thing for voice search, but until now, the only language it fully supported was English. Even though voice search itself is available for a few dozen languages, the only language

New Google Mobile App adds Voice Search support for iPod

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/voice-search.jpg" /> <a href="http://google.com">Google</a> has submitted a new version of its <a href="http://www.google.com/mobile/g

Voice Search comes to Google Maps for BlackBerry

There are two hazards to owning a BlackBerry in Manhattan, at least for me. I ignore friends and potential ex’s by constantly being on BB Messenger, checking e-mails, being on Facebook or playing Br