Today, Google launched a new product – a FREE 411 service called GOOG-411. The 411 industry is a $7 billion dollar/year market, and free alternatives, such as Google’s, are expected to take at least a 50% market share within the next few years.
GOOG-411 can be reached by dialing 1-800-GOOG-411. The service is completely automated and there is no way to talk to a human for any additional information or clarification.
Google accesses local business data from their Google Maps datacenter. You can also have the details of a call forwarded via SMS to your mobile phone, just say “text message.”
For more information, check out Google’s Voice Local Search.
Google has been doing a lot of branching out out lately, expanding their reach beyond just the Internet. Google is also repotedly working on developing a brokerage to start offering radio advertisements.
Our days are only numbered before Google takes over the world… 😉