Category Archives: Branded Mobile Search
GetFugu is the long awaited search engine that uses Augmented Reality services to point consumers towards their favourite brands. Less than a week after booking Spongetech as its first brand partner, GetFugu has announced that the company is investing $4 million in the search engine. Continue reading
Local mobile search specialist go2 Media has launched new mobile advertising service called Dynamic Content Marketing. The mobile site for go2 delivers local entertainment and information to users – and the new service allows front pages on the site to be branded, and have one-click links integrated into the page. Continue reading
Now, we have written about Getfugu before on GoMo News and Cian wasn’t too impressed. But today I just spend 30 minutes or so checking out the company and the service and various content.
Well Getfugu launched a new press release today saying that it has partnered with Interpublic’s (IPG) Emerging Media Lab, a leading center [...]
Having been in mobile search for a long time, I fail to get excited and miss a heartbeat when the term mobile search is touted. Mobile search has vast potential but we are not there yet. No. Let me start again.
Incumbent based mobile search platforms for operators are there. But effective new start-up search engines [...]
Mobile Content Networks, mobile search specialist, today announced multiple deployments with Fox Mobile Distribution. The Fox Mobile content sites Jamba and Jamster will be using the MCN allwords vertical search engine worldwide. The service will initially launch in Thailand and Sweden, expanding to other regions later.
allwords is a tightly-focused, vertical paid search program. It’s specifically [...]
Yahoo!’s (NASDAQ:YHOO) Connected TV group today unveiled the next generation of technology and services for Internet-connected televisions. The company has forged partnerships with top CE manufacturers to launch a widget-based user experience for TV that brings the best of the Web to a broad range of living room devices. Powered by the Yahoo! Widget Engine, [...]
According to Reuters US mobile operator Verizon has chosen Microsoft to provide its mobile search services.
From the article:
Verizon Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg said on Wednesday that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would announce the deal later in the day at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Seidenberg, speaking at a Citigroup conference, gave no further [...]
At the start of the month I wrote an article about Virgin Media and Yahoo! see here:
I asked Yahoo! a few questions in the article and yesterday I received a response to specific questions that I highlighted.
Will Yahoo! provide search for on and off portal for Virgin Media?
Yahoo! Answer: Yahoo! oneSeach will be the on [...]
Rating: ZooVision Taptu’s
The most recent announcement for Taptu bears a striking resemblance to the last news we heard from them. Very soon after Taptu dropped its text provider in favour of a new one, ZooVision has announced its dropping its search provider in favour of Taptu.
ZooVIsion specialise in streaming video to mobile phones, completely for [...]
Voice search, just doesn’t go away from the radar.
Now Vlingo has created an iPhone voice application to compliment the services it already provides on the Blackberry.
I had a quick peak at the application but am yet to download it on my iPhone (http://www.vlingo.com/vlingo/iphone.jsp)
From the press release:
“The iPhone offers an innovative multitouch user interface that is [...]
Rating: Consumer unfamiliarity with smartphones is holding mobile internet back
Despite the prevalence of new, easy to use smartphones, the mobile internet just hasn’t taken off the way it had been hoped. People still find it to awkward to really take advantage of internet access on mobile devices. Yahoo‘s mobile arm, Connected Life, believes that consumer [...]
Yahoo! oneSearch – new face of Yahoo! Portal? But what about the InfoSpace/Motricity mobile search deal?
I received an email this morning and my stomach turned.
What did the email say?
Virgin Media and Yahoo! today announced that Yahoo! oneSearch(TM) will power the Internet search experience on Virgin Media’s new, enhanced mobile portal. The Virgin Media mobile portal will be available to consumers on the 8th of December, and brings the world of [...]
Yahoo! oneSearch(TM) Launches as the Mobile Search Service on T-Mobile USA’s New Web2goSM Service
I think this is what I was talking about earlier with the threesome article but now there is another brand involved Web2go
T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. announced that, beginning today, Yahoo! oneSearch(TM) powers mobile Internet searches made through T-Mobile’s new web2goSM [...]
T-Mobile has all avenues covered and is having a threesome with Google, Yahoo and Medio.
Well T-Mobile’s online strategy has been a bit flirtatious. It started with web ‘n’ walk and Google – but Google’s mobile search wasn’t very good (metaTXT needed!) So then Google got divorced and Yahoo! Became the new mistress and oneSearch is [...]
Most people who own a mobile have encountered voice-recognition software at the end of the line at some point. My experience with it has mostly been with paying bills and booking cinema tickets and my experience has usually not been good. Within a few frustrating minutes, I just want to talk to a real person. [...]