<< by Evan Levy on March 30th, 2011
Google has launched a new tool called Google Talk Guru that gives users yet another way to search the web. It’s essentially a chat bot that delivers some of the basic functionality of the search engine to a chat window. Ask the chat bot for information like sports scores, a weather update, a definition, or even a standard web search, and the bot will reply with the information the user requested. This tool delivers the capabilities of a Google search box typically found only in browsers to a chat program.
Talk Guru works with an assortment of chat applications that support Google Talk. To try it out, send a chat invite to firstname.lastname@example.org and try some of the commands.