Kara Swisher

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Tellme's Mike McCue Speaks!

Along with my visit to the HQ of Tellme (see my post and video on that here) in Mountain View, Calif., to check out the treatment it is getting as a recent subsidiary of Microsoft (pay attention, Yahoo!), I also talked to Founder and now General Manager Mike McCue about trends in the voice-automated services business.

Here’s the interview, which we did at a lovely Thai restaurant on Castro Street in Mountain View as the trains sped noisily by, where we discuss a wide range of issues about the sector and about Tellme:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus