February 2018

Illustration - Google vs Bing voice search

Bing vs Google Voice Search

By SEO February 22, 2018

Google is still the most used search engine in the world (79%), followed by Bing (5.33%). By forming strategic alliances with companies like Amazon (Alexa), Bing is attempting to catch up and close the market share gap. But from a usability perspective, how do the two engines compare when it comes to voice search? Read More

close-up of of person using Google Assistant on their smartphone

5 Innovative Ways Aussie Brands Are Using Google Assistant

By Mobile Development February 20, 2018

Google Assistant is a virtual personal assistant developed by Google. It helps individuals to find, organise and get things done in their world. It is Google’s next generation way of searching with Google. Users can access it wherever they are, from their mobile, smart home device, watch, laptop, car or smart TV.

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Google Home Device

What is Voice Search?

By SEO February 14, 2018

The increasing popularity of smartphones has turned these devices into an extension of our brains, helping us accomplish everyday tasks at any time of the day, wherever we are. The rise of home assistants such as Amazon Echo also plays a part in this rising trend.

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[Infographic] Hear the Voice, Try and Understand It

[Infographic] Hear the Voice, Try and Understand It

By SEO February 13, 2018

Voice search is changing the way we behave and interact with technology. By 2020, it is predicted that 50% of searches will be voice searches, leaving tech giants to compete to provide the most instant, accurate and personalised voice assistants. Check out our infographic below based on our recent blog article “Voice Search Trends: You

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Lady talking to a Google Home

How to Boost Viewers by Ranking YouTube Videos for Google Voice

By SEO February 8, 2018

The Google Assistant-powered Google Home is a great device with lots of handy features. Within a month of purchasing one, I was using it at least once a day. Although she was hesitant at the beginning, my fiancée also began to enjoy using it. Soon, Google Home was part of the furniture and our

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Voice Search Trends: Why you need to stop talking and start listening now

Voice Search Trends: You Need To Stop Talking And Start Listening

By SEO February 6, 2018

In 1952, the first speech recognition system, “Audrey” was designed with the ability to recognise digits. Ten years later, IBM demonstrated its “Shoebox” machine at the 1962 World Fair. It could understand 16 words spoken in English. Fast forward to more than 50 years later, where Amazon, Google, Apple & Microsoft have made voice

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Photo portrait of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido

Agile Maturity: Reflecting on our Maturity Journey

By Agile Development February 2, 2018

Being an agile company is a lot about the journey, or ‘path to agility’, and the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on 4mation Technologies’ progress in terms of Agile Maturity.
Let’s have a look at what 4mation has achieved in the last few months, where we are

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