Google Acquires SayNow and Adds it to Google Voice Team
Google has purchased a small company called SayNow for an undisclosed sum. According to SayNow's web site, it runs a platform allowing voicemails, one-to-one phone calls and conference calls to be integrated into social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, as well as into iPhone and Android applications. SayNow said that Google will add its platform to Google Voice, though neither company announced any specific plans or products resulting from the acquisition.
Google Voice Gains New Lease On Life with Massive Overhaul
Google today introduced a wholly new version of Google Voice for Android, iOS, and the web. The calling, voicemail, and messaging platform has been overhauled from the ground up with a new design, new features, and a fresh commitment from Google to keep the service updated.
Google Assistant Can Now Find Your Phone, Call from Your Mobile Number
Google today said its Home-based Google Assistant product can easily find your Android or iOS smartphone. Home owners need only say, "OK Google, find my phone." The Assistant will ring Android phones, or send a call to iPhones, even when the phone is in silent mode.
Google's Voice Assistant Now Works with Some Chat Apps
Google today extended the voice capabilities of its Google Search app by allowing it to interact with third-party messaging apps. People can now issue commands such as "Ok Google, send a WhatsApp message" to initiate and dictate messages in a handful of popular messaging apps.
Google Brings Google Assistant to the iPhone
Google today announced Google Assistant for the iPhone. The app can respond to voice input and take action for a wide variety of tasks.
Google Calendar to Auto-Dial Conference Passcodes
Google Calendar for Android devices will soon help people dial-in to conference calls with fewer steps and less frustration. When users dial the conference call number through the Calendar app, the app will automatically add the conference passcode to connect to the right call.