@GigaOM Mobilize: Nuance CTO Says Voice Will Transform, Disrupt

Topic: Media, Search | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date: September 17, 2012

Voice — speech recognition and natural language understanding — are poised to transform our daily lives and disrupt all industries — not just mobile. Thanks to companies like Nuance Communications — which is also the speech-recognition engine behind Siri, the virtual personal assistant on the Apple iPhone — we are rapidly moving toward a voice-enabled future. We catch up today …

Mobile Search App Review & Road Test: Hipmunk

Topic: Search | Author: Charles Knight | Date: June 5, 2012
Mobile Search App Hipmunk

Mobile Search App HipmunkWe continue our series of alternative mobile search app reviews and road tests with Hipmunk, a vertical search engine taking the agony out of travel planning. Instead of horizontally searching across the entire web like Google, Bing and Yahoo! (GBY), Hipmunk searches up and down through one topic area at a time. This laser focus on doing this one thing …

Exclusive Q&A: Hipmunk Co-Founder Steve Huffman

Topic: Search | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date:
Steve Huffman Hipmunk

Steve Huffman Hipmunk In this companion post to our Hipmunk mobile search app road test I connect with Steve Huffman, Hipmunk Co-Founder, to discuss features in the pipeline and opportunities on the horizon.


Hipmunk is a travel search engine, but there are other alternative mobile search apps and engines that also focus on travel. What makes you different?

At Hipmunk, we are …

Why Voice is THE Game-Changer

Topic: Search | Author: Roberto Pieraccini | Date: May 16, 2012
the voice in the machine

the voice in the machineIs voice the new battlefield as companies (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nuance) jockey for position to control the voice interface and our personal search and assistance experiences? Roberto Pieraccini, industry veteran and author of new book The Voice in the Machine, looks and the evolution of voice in computing and communications and maps out the future of mobile voice and

Biznar Mobile Search App: 5 Qs With CEO Abe Lederman

Topic: Mobile Apps, Search | Author: Peggy Anne Salz | Date: April 12, 2012
questions for Biznar

questions for BiznarIn this companion post to our Biznar mobile search app road test we catch up with Abe Lederman, CEO of Deep Web Technologies to explore his mobile roadmap and aim to open up more to third-parties and app developers.

Let’s start with a high-level view of Deep Web Technologies…

Deep Web Technologies started in 2002. We’re about 20 people, …

Mobile Search App Review & Road Test: Biznar

Topic: Search | Author: Charles Knight | Date:
biznar mobile app

biznar mobile appToday we are kicking off with a new look and a new series of alternative search engine iPhone and iPad app reviews and road tests with Biznar, a mobile search app available for both the iPhone and the iPad that takes a unique approach to searching for business related information.

Why “alternative?” Because that’s where the excitement and the …

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