Category Archives: Mobile Search
All of a sudden after four years of trying and failing mobile visual search is making a come back. Here are two new apps that have got my attention.
Collectrium and Shopgate: two new diverse pixlinQ customers
It seems as though mobile imaging and mobile barcoding are rubbing off each other. We got a bit of a scoop on some news coming out from Mobile Acuity tomorrow.
What is the scoop?
* Mocom partners with leading Image Search technology provider, Mobile Acuity, to provide Image Search services initially in Australia and other countries to follow.
* Mocom enables marketing and retail mobile applications and services into the Australian and other markets
* Mobile Acuity was selected after evaluating all of the available Image Search providers
It seems the fashionable thing to do these days is file suit against Google for being anti-competitive. Or, at least, file complaints. The most recent complaint centres around mobile search, and has come from South Korea, where the top two internet companies have appealed to the country’s antitrust watchdog. Continue reading
Thomson Local has been in the business directory business for 25 years now – and has been pushing hard into the mobile space of late. Today it has announced the completion of its mobile application trio, with the launch of a Nokia Ovi app Continue reading
Today sees the coming together of two companies that GoMo has monitored for some time. Local search expert go2 Media has just been acquired by local mobile advertising service xAD – the major result of which will be the placement of xAD ads across all of go2 Media’s mobile network partners. Continue reading
You could say that about 90% of the knowledge that exists is not searchable today, either on-line or on mobile. There are plenty of facts online, but expert knowledge such as humanlike product recommendations, personal advice or even diagnosis or analysis are not generally available. Continue reading
Rating: The mists are clearing and we see a licence fee emerging
So much for NeoMedia‘s Crystal ball. The company recently outlined what 2011 has in store for 2D mobile barcodes. Curiously, however, there was absolutely no mention of eBay which is strange given that news leaked out a mere two days after its predictions that eBay has just licensed a whole bunch of NeoMedia’s patents. The burning question, therefore, is why has eBay suddenly decided to take out such options? The answer is that nobody really seems to know. Continue reading