Saturday, April 21, 2007
Mobile Phones Represent Next Frontier for Search
Posted by Pete Paxton in "ARTICLE" @ 08:00 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070420/tc_nm/mobile_search_dc_1"Mobile, mobile, mobile" were the words of Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt this week when asked what technologies are most intriguing to the computer Web search leader. Google, which generates billions of dollars from online advertising, is racing to bring consumer services like search to the phone. Its rivals in this field include Yahoo Inc., which has made strides in the fast-emerging mobile Web market, and Microsoft Corp., which bought voice-recognition technology company Tellme Networks Inc. last month. "The biggest growth areas are clearly within the mobile space," Schmidt said during a question-and-answer session at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco.
It will be interesting to see where Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft are heading in the mobile search market. I already use Google for my internet searches, Yahoo for movie look ups and reviews, and Microsoft for directions using Live Search. The article states that the pace of innovations on the mobile phone was five to 10 times faster than the computer, and that these companies are in the earliest stages of upcoming search techniques. So what search tools do you use for your mobile phone and what do you think the future of "search" holds?
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