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Ooloo Answers Your Questions With Real, Live People

Ooloo

Sick of virtual assistants like Siri mangling your searches? Well, the new Ooloo app for iOS and Android dispenses with voice recognition and just sends your request to an actual human being. Ooloo, which has been spun off from online backup service IDrive, will have staff on hand 24/7 to answer your questions. I’m curious how that cost structure will work for the fledgling app, but the startup will benefit from being supported by a company that’s already generating revenue. To use the app, just tap to speak your question. If you want to get more specific, you can tag queries with specific categories. The assistants can take into account your location when preparing a response. Once Ooloo sends you the answer, you can rate it as Awesome, Good or Meh.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.