Google Cuts The Cord On GOOG-411

Google announced they are discontinuing 1-800-GOOG-411, a voice activated local search service they launched in 2007.

The service will go offline on November 12, 2010. Google said they offer many smart phone search options now, including voice search, voice input and voice actions.

Google promised to put “all of our resources into speech-enabling the next generation of Google products and services across a multitude of languages.” Wow, “all” might be a bit of an exaggeration?

I don’t believe this will impact search by SMS.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Voice Search

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  • jasonturner518

    I used 1800GOOG411 service very frequently. Its a good feeling to know that the information is just one phone call away. I was really disheartened when I heard of it shutting down. One of my friends suggested calling 1800-500-0000, a toll free service by Justdial. This service will not cease to amaze you with its human assisted service, one ring pick up and they also connect you to the local vendors. Simply amazing.

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