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'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 Voice Now Supports MMS on Select Networks
Google has enabled MMS within Google Voice on more than 100 networks in North America, including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in the U.S. Google Voice was previously limited to sending and receiving only SMS messages.