Google buys a virtual assistant to compete with Siri

Apple’s latest iPhone 4s comes with a built in private assistant Siri, which got great popularity among users. So Google has now decided to add this type of feaature in Android devices too. For this Google has acquired a company called Clever Sense. This company is the maker of the app Alfred, which serves as a digital personal assistant.

“Today, we are excited to join Google and start a new chapter in curating the world around us,” Clever Sense said in a statement. “Together with the Google team, we will accelerate our efforts toward this shared vision. Google helps local businesses connect with potential customers, and its worldwide presence can bring the value of Clever Sense to a much larger audience.”

“Discovering local information is extremely important to both users and businesses, and the acquisition of Clever Sense will benefit both,” the company added.

Alfred app does not have voice command capabilities but it can search over the internet and learns user prefrences. Google can easily develop this app to have voice commands and other good features to take on Siri.

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