Google Shuts Down GOOG-411

Google is closing 1-800-GOOG-411, their first speech recognition service that acted as a free “voice-powered directory assistance”, on November 12. It provided the foundation for Google’s more recent voice-powered efforts, included Voice Search and Voice Input and Actions (the latter two are only available on Android devices). If you were still a GOOG-411 user, you might want to consider one of their other voice search options, or switching to the still-available alternative, Bing 411. [The Official Google Blog]

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