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Google Lets Users Buy Movie Tickets Through Google Assistant by @MattGSouthern

Google Assistant is now capable of helping users find more information about movies, as well as buy tickets without leaving the interface. Users can utter commands such as “buy tickets for [movie name],” or begin with a broader search such as “showtimes near me.” Ticket purchases are facilitated through Fandango, which will allow users to […]

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Google Assistant Updated With Routines and Location-based Reminders by @MattGSouthern

Google has announced plans to bring a series of updates to Google Assistant. These include two new core features, support for more languages, and deeper integrations with third-party devices. New Features In the coming weeks, Google Assistant will be updated with routines and location-based reminders. Routines are a customized series of events that are performed […]

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Google to Publishers: Optimize Your Content for Google Assistant by @MattGSouthern

Google has been sending notices to publishers with directions for how to make their content more discoverable by Google Assistant. Notifications are being sent via Search Console, which means they may be sent via email as well. Google is currently sending notifications to US podcast, recipe, and news publishers who have invested in either AMP […]

Google Assistant vs. Siri: Which is the Best Smartphone AI? [INFOGRAPHIC] by @MattGSouthern

With a record number of iPhone activations over the holiday season, coupled with Google Home being sold out everywhere, owners of new tech are no doubt getting acquainted with the personal assistants built into each device. Apple device owners rely on Siri — while Google Home, Google Pixel, and Allo users can call upon Google […]

Track Santa This Christmas Eve With Apps from Google and NORAD, or with Google Assistant by @MattGSouthern

Google and NORAD have the apps you need to track Santa this Christmas Eve. Google App – NORAD App It’s Christmas Eve, the night millions of children around the world have been patiently waiting for all year. Inevitably that patience is going to wear thin and the questions will start coming… “Where is Santa?” “Do […]