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Rob wrote about Microsoft and its cash back reward scheme for using Live Search. I read an article on Tech Crunch and commented on it today as well about the cash back scheme.
But then I really thought about it the fact of the matter is:
1. Cash back or revenue generation from search is a simple, [...]
Rating: Multi delivery channels required.
Juniper Research have today released reports predicting that “Annual adspend on mobile search will reach $445m in 2008 – representing more than 34% of total mobile adspend – before rising to more than $2bn by 2013″
They say: The reports, Mobile Search and Discovery: ‘Opportunities and Markets 2008-2013’ and ‘Mobile Advertising: [...]
Rating: Clicking for the $
Todd Bishop has got a feeling that Microsoft’s big search initiative that it will announce today (wed 21st) will be cashback for using it’s Live Search service.
Microsoft’s web site, “Live Search Cashback” promises to “pay back a portion of the purchase price ranging from about 2 percent to more than 30 [...]
There was a post on BrysonMeunier.com about Yahoo with a link to a paper from Yahoo! on its Mobile Search Patterns called “A Study of Yahoo” Mobile Search Queries”.
I read this over the weekend with great interest. For the first time, I missed BKI Media and writing pages of analysis as I think that [...]
I had a very interesting chat with ABphone recently. If you don’t know ABphone – you should. The company is a branded mobile search engine which is part of a business in France called OpenSugar. At the moment both units are combined –but they should separate in 2008; with ABphone as a brand in its [...]
At the close of play at the MEF, MCN’s Stephen Burke and I headed off to a delightful chic Cannes restaurant. What followed was a very interested evening and delightful conversation centred around mobile search.
Now the weight of BKI Media and analysis is behind me, I can relax more with mobile search companies and my [...]
Rating: goo.. goo…google!!
They Say: At last you iPhone users outside of America can have the Google experience on your more hip than hop devices. According to the official Google Mobile blog the Google interface will now be available in 33 new markets and 16 new languages. Some of the benefits apparently include:
Fast and fluid search [...]
Dotmobi is putting find.mobi up for sale.
What is find.mobi?
Basically it’s the consumer mobile search engine that indexes and ranks all mobile sites.
From the press release
“find.mobi was an exciting project for us. Although we have not — until now — formally announced its availability, find.mobi is already receiving significant traffic. And it has been implemented as [...]
Zodigo was part of Zodiac Interactive – but no more! Now Zodigo is a mobile content search engine (TV) in its own right and has been spun off from its parent company.
From the press release
“This is a very good move for Zodiac Interactive and Zodigo. The proliferation, breath and depth of mobile content is enormous, [...]
Rating: hmm I wonder if i can price comparison candy!
The folks at AccuraCast have a piece today about Microsoft’s updates to its browser based mobile search, m.live.com. The new features will apparently bring the benefits of product search directly to the mobile phone giving the end user these features in “the palm of their hand”.
A quick round-up of stories on Mobile Search spied on the web that you might have missed.
• Altsearchengines.com has a piece on GET, a SMS mobile search service by Thumplay that allows users to find and purchase ringtones, games, videos and wallpapers. The end user can text the word “Get” plus any artist or song [...]
Rating: Jean Genie
Local media search and advertising provider Call Genie Inc have announced the general availability of its Mobile Local Search Product Suite. Call Genie started off as a single product which delivered Voice Activated Category Search.
The updated application now delivers a “full range of local and mobile search and advertising business models, from traditional [...]
V-ENABLE has announced the availability of a full-featured downloadable version of FreeMobile411 to Sprint customers.
How does it work?
Well users hold down the talk key of the phone and speak what they are looking for. The results are then displayed on the screen.
What is the value add?
Well. Apparently this voice search is not only for residential [...]