Usage of voice has plateaued — for now

Roy Amara’s oft-cited law states, “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” This appears to especially applicable to voice and voice search. While there’s been steady growth in the use of voice and virtual assistants since Siri was introduced more than a decade ago, the market hasn’t been transformed.…

Google is streamlining ‘Ad’ labeling for Shopping ads

Black “Ad’ labels display above Google Shopping ads across mobile Search, Shopping and Images results. In November, Google quietly changed the way it labels Shopping ads across mobile search results. Now it’s bringing that change to desktop. You can see in the mobile screenshots above, Google displays a black “Ads” label in the upper left…