There Ain't No Such Thing As Free 411

[Reihan] Tim O'Reilly has a neat post on Google's new 411 service.

In short, I'm speculating that the 1-800-GOOG-411 service is designed to harvest voice data to build Google's own speech database.

So every time you call 1-800-GOOG-411, you'll be giving Google crucial information that will allow the company to ... offer you superior services based on highly sophisticated voice recognition software. I know there's a catch somewhere ... Bring on Googlezon, I say.