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Google Offering Local Voice Search via Phone

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3:30 am on Apr 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 (Reuters) - Computer Web search leader Google Inc. on Friday stepped up an experiment to use speech recognition on telephones so consumers can ask for local information, in a challenge to directory assistance providers.

The company is inviting U.S. callers to dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone to test a voice-activated service free-of-charge that it calls Google Voice Local Search, which is available on its experimental Google Labs site.

I just gave it a try to find a book store in my town and it worked great. What will they do next......

[labs.google.com ]

 

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