Daily Archives: August 5, 2010

One of the most interesting changes to Google’s approach to new services has been its willingness to kill them quickly when things aren’t going in the right direction.

It happened with Nexus One, and now it has happened with Wave – probably Google’s two most significant projects of the past couple of years, if you consider the breadth of the ambition (to remake the way mobile phones are distributed, and to revolutionise email). Can Buzz be far behind? Read more

Software that automatically transcribes speech it hears still seems to have a long way to go judging by the inaccuracy of voicemail transcriptions on Google Voice and similar services.

But it can be a different story and a better read if the software is trained to know your voice, as in the new version of Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking, reviewed in the latest Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section Read more