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Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future - The New York Times

Consider Google. On Wednesday, the internet search company kicked off its annual developer conference near its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The company showed off several advances to its voice-enabled assistant and its mobile operating system. Among other things, you can now point your phone at an object in the real world a flower, a sign in another language, a marquee for a rock concert and the phone will give you more information about what youre looking at (for instance, a button to buy tickets for the concert).