Posted: 08/26/10 01:00 PM
Everybody’s talking about the new service Google rolled out yesterday - making voice calls through Gmail. Wired’s Ryan Single has an interesting piece suggesting this new feature is all about keeping you logged in, tracking what you do and being able to compete with Facebook as the most effective ad platform for marketers.
Another intriguing idea comes from Peter Nowak. He suggests Gmail Voice is going to help Google develop something no one’s been able to do well yet: voice recognition search. Because soon, no one’s going to sit around their computers typing words into a web browser.