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Google I/O: 10 Big Developments

Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
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Google Now, the personal assistant app for Android and iOS devices, is adding new reminders that nudge you at the appropriate time or place. For instance, if you create a reminder to buy milk and bread, and you happen to be in a grocery store, Google Now will remind you. And if you create a reminder to catch a train, Google Now will (figuratively) tap you on the shoulder and tell you it's time to head to the train station. It sounds both fascinating and maybe a little creepy. It'll be interesting to see how well mainstream users take to Google Now's assistant-like skills.

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5/20/2013 | 1:52:42 PM
re: Google I/O: 10 Big Developments
I think Google is spot on with the maps upgrades. When going to a particular area of the city or wherever I am traveling, I often wonder whether there are good restaurants nearby. Integrating this with Google+ to get recommendations from your friends is also useful G«Ų both personally and from a business standpoint.
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