Tag: Mobile Search

  • AT&T-Motorola Backflip Sets Yahoo as Default Search

    If you plan to buy AT&T’s first phone with Google’s Android operating system this month, you may be shocked to see that the default Google search engine is missing. Instead, the Motorola device dubbed the “Backflip” will use Yahoo as its default search engine. The phone will hit stores on March 7. For Google, getting […]

  • Google’s Click to Call is Here… Again

    Google’s added two new features to its mobile search this week — “Click to Call” and “Popular Images.” Both are small, yet important pieces of Google’s overall mobile advertising plans. A look at Google’s latest revision of its mobile search homepage and it looks a bit like advertising. It’s not — the images on display […]

  • Google Mobile Search Goes Local

    If you’ve ever used search on your mobile phone to find something nearby while you’re out and about, chances are the process was a pain.¬†Google’s looking to cash in on the power of combining location-based search with a mobile device, and their latest mobile search update is a start at doing just that. Yesterday, Google […]

  • ChaCha Dances on to Potential Profit with $7M Series E

    ChaCha’s CEO, serial entrepreneur Scott Jones, today told the Wall Street Journal “don’t be afraid to fall fast.” That might as well be the mantra of ChaCha, the mobile text search company launched in 2006 which has failed fast, and taken in a lot of money to support trying new things over the past half […]

  • Black Friday Sees Mobile Shopping Explosion

    Looking at the data of Black Friday purchases over mobile phones, one would wonder if we’re recovering from a deep recession. On Black Friday 2009, mobile online payments through PayPal were up nearly 650 percent year-over-year, according to the eBay-owned payment company, in data reviewed by Dow Jones. The data was compiled from eBay’s PayPal […]

  • Yahoo-Microsoft Ad Delay – Trouble in Mobile Paradise?

    There’s trouble in the Yahoo-Microsoft paradise. Both companies were supposed to sign a final deal for their joint advertising venture on Oct. 27, but the space above their dotted line remains empty. Mobile search advertising is a large part of the deal, with Yahoo wanting freedom to use its own or other options outside of […]