Category Archives: Branded Mobile Search
OMG. I have just been contacted by a reader of a Yahoo! News and investor board on Nuance asking me about the patent litigation put on Zi from Nuance?
I didn’t know anything about it and saw a RSS post on moconews. So, I have been doing some digging.
What we think?
Hmmm. This is very strange. You [...]
I just read through notes of an interview I had with Brian Lent from Medio (CEO) earlier this year. Also with an phone interview I had with Michael Libes (Co-Founder) on Federated Mobile Search in December last year.
Something else dawned on me. I knew about this deal and the introduction of Verizon has been in [...]
I read a few comments and articles on the rumour that Verizon and Google will partner for mobile search. I think it was the Wall Street Journal newspaper that said Mobile Search is anaemic?
So what is the rumour?
That Verizon and Google are about to secure a deal for mobile search services in the US. OK, [...]
Have to say, I got this in my email and I was hooked. What great clear, simple instant marketing for Yahoo! Mobile Search on the iPhone. No downloads no applications very simple instructions and it just looks good.
I am saying this as suddenly all my problems with reading Yahoo! on the iPhone have gone. I [...]
The Yellow Pages Group in New Zealand has launched its local mobile search product based on mobilePeople’s liquid LOCAL solution. The new mobile search will allow Kiwis using their mobile service to access local information on their mobile phones – via browser and/or two way SMS.
What does it do?
The browser based solution allows search by [...]
Now, I mentioned in detail last year that Nuance bought out all of the competition in the voice search business (bar a few). It purchased Be Vocal and Voice Signal and then T9 from AOL.
It has failed to make a success of T9 and what happened to XT9 – it was fab? But the marketing [...]
Sprint has launched Sprint Web.
What is it?
It is an adaptive home page that delivers content based on customers use with a search from Google.
From the press release
“Sprint customers have always been able to access the Internet on data-capable Sprint phones, and with Sprint Web we’ve made it even easier for them to quickly find the [...]
ARTISTdirect, Inc. (www.artistdirect.com) has signed an agreement with Boopsie, Inc., a mobile search player to create ARTISTdirect-branded mobile channels on the Boopsie Mobile Platform.
What is Boopsie?
It is is an ODP search engine that finds things FAST. Keystrokes are vital (they need to be very few) to get relevant results.
What is ARTISTdirect?
It sounds as htough its [...]
Mobile Search, as we all know is a rapidly evolving technology. What we don’t know is what the future of mobile search will be.
On Friday, I met with Taptu. Taptu is the brand of a mobile search engine. You can test it at www.taptu.com
Blended search for mobile is a very complex topic that involves looking for web results, local results, mobile content, and mobile services, not necessarily in that order. This panel tried to open the conversation about understand the different search types.
One trend the panel noted was that search on a mobile phone is becoming a necessity [...]
OK. Finally after weeks of wanting to burst into tears and pretend I was at the Oscars – I can announce that I have my foot back in the corporate world.
What does that mean?
Well basically, I have been in Mobile Search since 2004. I founded GoMo News in 2007. But have continued to work design, [...]
Mobango announced today that they have made improvements to their search criteria as well as making it easier to delete files.
You can now search files by categories and order search results by “Last Uploaded”, “Top Rated”, “Most Viewed”, and with the new previews of the files you can find the content you like a [...]
Yikes – here is me slating MMS based visual mobile search and both Verizon and T-Mobile in the US sign up for it?
Have I missed the plot or what?
I thought about this for a while and what I think is that the US market has been late to develop in messaging – but messaging is [...]