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Baris Gultekin
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Google Now Launcher is now available for all Nexus or Google Play edition devices with Android 4.4 KitKat.

It makes a huge difference in the way you experience Google Now once you have it even more easily accessible.  

Give it a try here:
A few months ago we introduced an experience on Nexus 5 that made it easier to access all the goodness of Google Now directly from the home screen. Today we’re making that same experience available to more devices when you install the Google Now Launcher on any Nexus or Google Play edition phone or tablet running KitKat.

Google Now Launcher gives you quick access to Google Now, while keeping your apps right where you want them. Just tap home and then swipe right to access Google Now cards that show you just the right information, at just the right time. And anytime you see the search box at the top of your screen, you can say “Ok Google” (if you’re in the US, UK, or Canada), or you can tap the microphone button to trigger voice input. From there, you can ask a question, or tell your phone what to do, like send a message, get directions, or play a song. If you'd rather type your query, tap the Google search box, which now loads faster than ever.

Google Now Launcher also gives you a beautiful, immersive, and simple experience. The full-screen, larger viewing area lets your wallpaper pop from every pixel. And of course you can place your favorite apps anywhere you like.

If you’ve got a Nexus or Google Play edition device with Android 4.4 KitKat, try Google Now Launcher today by getting it from the Google Play Store here:
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Google Now story on the front page of New York Times! Now that's awesome :)
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Thank you +Louis Gray for the interview at IO.
GDL @ I/O 2013: Google Now, Search as Assistant
w/ +Baris Gultekin  #gdl   #io13   #search   #googlenow  

One of the highlights of our first day of interviews was welcoming Baris, a cofounder of Google Now, to talk about the future of search, and how knowledge cards can assist and suggest you the right content and information at the right time and context. It's incredible to think Google Now is only reaching its first birthday. Deep insight. 
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We just released a new update to Google Now - I hope you like it. My favorite new feature is the widget on my lock screen.

Here is what's new:
- Google Now widget for Home screen or lock screen
- Support for US college sports
- Movie passes from Fandango
- Movies now includes ratings from Rotten Tomatoes
- Real estate listings from Zillow when in the market for a home

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Insightful article from +TechCrunch about Google Now: "Google's mobile future is Now".  We are only at the beginning of this journey; there is an exciting year ahead of us.
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Very observant by the folks at TechCrunch. Next year will be pretty exciting.
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Great explanation of why Moto X is awesome! +Lior Ron 
New MKBHD Video is live! I spend a lot of time in thought for this one - I think a lot of people are missing what Motorola is trying to do with the Moto X. So here are my thoughts!

Moto X Features: Explained!

Feel free to +1/Share if you enjoy! +Guy Kawasaki 

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Congratulations to the Now UX team for the well deserved recognition!
This is a huge honor!  We won the Grand Prize for the best everyday utility in the 2013 UX Awards!

Congratulations to the entire Google Now team!
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Check out Google Developers Live - I will be talking about the future of Google Now, starting at 3:25pm.

Go here to watch:

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Great session, Baris. Love your product. Tested it in Sao Paulo traffic the other day and it was spot on. Kudos.

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Live in the now - here is the Nexus 4 ad, featuring Google Now.
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  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
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