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Thursday, November 11, 2010

GOOG-411's Last Day

Today marks the end of an era - one where we can call up Google and ask for just about anything.

When I first heard about GOOG-411, I just had to try it. What surprised me was that it actually worked! Everything was done through  computers - no human interaction. It was simply revolutionary for people who did currently own smart phones with internet access.

I guess Google has decided that it's android platform and mobile search engine has grown so much that it was time to phase out GOOG-411.

I will always admire Google's direction in innovation, but this is not my decision to make.

RIP GOOG-411 !

61 comments:

  1. I didn't know about this service, color me surprised

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  2. Never knew about goog-411...wish I had though.

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  3. i never even knew about this! and now it's gone

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  4. I used it on numerous occasions. Too bad it's no more.

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  5. Never heard of this, but from your post this GOOG-411 thing sounds really cool.

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  6. Never heard about this before, but then again I don't own a phone so it's not much of a surprise.

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  7. I have never even heard of this!! Wow, that could have been very useful!

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  8. could be useful too bad i never tried it out!

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  9. With all mobiles there seems to be no point as they all have google apps now.

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  10. man i had no idea goog-411 existed! that sounds like a great idea i wish i had known about it!

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  11. i used it on a few occasions, the auto connect feature was nice

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  12. interesting stuff, I'll check back tomorrow

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  13. first i've heard of it, now im sad to know its gone x.x

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  14. I learned about this too late it seams

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  15. so, you mean this is like the clever bot?

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  16. google is gonna be a giant soon... rip you robot answerer

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  17. First wave... not 411... God damned it google, get it together.

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  18. I used this service a few times, and it was a cool way of getting 411 for free

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  19. pretty awesome, thanks for sharing

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  20. this is a good follow up entry to your last one

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  21. lol wat is this? never heard of it

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  22. Dude that was really insightful!

    Hope you find my blog as insightful :)

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  23. crap! thats too bad! i liked goog411

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  24. well i didnt even know about it, chances are no one was really using it

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  25. My friend used this a lot when she didn't have a smartphone, but to me it wasn't really useful. I actually thought they had axed that a while back.

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  26. Never knew about goog-411...wish I had though.
    did it actually work?

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