Google Now-Desktop Bound?Posted: April 22, 2013
Google Now, the clever Siri-like assistant that looks at your search history and email and actually anticipates what you will need before you request it, has been one of the cooler apps on Android–helping tweak your directions, travel times, and much more. Some code just spotted in a sample page indicates that Google could be getting ready to make it available on desktops through the Google homepage…and not just on Chrome. Combining your desktop info should help Now to focus recommendations even more accurately. The trade off, as always, is more of your information for Google to use to serve up targeted ads to you. For those that have wondered what Google will do beyond search, this may be it.