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Wanted: A truly helpful mobile virtual personal assistant

Mike Elgan | Sept. 3, 2013
The tech industry has been promising apps that interrupt us with important contextual information for two years. So where are they?

It would be like Field Trip in bringing in disparate human-curated databases to augment your reality.

Most of all, I would like these services to turn up the fire hose. Limiting access to a handful of users like Foursquare, dribbling out frustrating little bits of data like Google Now, and limiting information sources to a handful of content sources like Field Trip isn't going to cut it.

This category has been full of promise and potential for two years now. The wearable computing category is exploding with activity. It's time for the industry to get over its shyness and start interrupting us with more and better personalized contextual information.



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