Topic: Mobile search

Facebook Could Map Out Local Search, Ads With Waze Deal Social network in talks with driving app, per reports

Facebook is mapping out an acquisition of crowdsourced traffic navigation mobile app Waze, according to reports from three Israeli publications and confirmed by TechCrunch. A Facebook spokesperson said the company doesn’t…

May 9, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

Google Enhances AdWords, Possibly Correcting Mobile Ad Rates Changes enable more agile bidding, creative, measurement

During Google’s earnings call last month, CEO Larry Page said he’s not sure when the company's mobile ad rates will equate with its desktop ad rates—or if they will ever…

February 6, 2013, 3:21 PM EST

Google Finally Crosses $50 Billion Annual Revenue Mark Company begins to reverse CPC declines, mobile pricing stabilizing

Last year Google finally crossed the $50 billion mark, growing 32 percent from 2011 to close 2012 with $50.2 billion in annual revenue. Search and display advertising are likely the…

January 22, 2013, 5:51 PM EST

Holiday Retail Season Was Very Merry for Google New Product Listings Ads buoy search giant, per Adobe study, though mobile still undervalued

Google will report its fourth-quarter earnings next Tuesday, but Adobe has just released a report suggesting that the search giant had a very merry holiday season, with retailers stuffing Google’s…

January 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

Marketers Gush, Speculate Over Facebook's Graph Search Mobile, intent data hold largest potential, agency execs say

Marketers have been awaiting a Facebook search product for a while, and on Tuesday Facebook finally delivered it with Graph Search. Like baseball prep star, agency execs considered the product…

January 15, 2013, 4:32 PM EST

Yahoo Unveils New Search Browser Syncs across desktop, iPad, iPhone

Despite outsourcing its search results to Bing, Yahoo maintains that it is still very much in the search game technology-wise. To prove as much, over the last six months the…

May 23, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

Google Drops Knowledge (Graph) on Search First step toward next generation of search, says company

Essential as search is to digital marketing--search received 47 percent of the $31.7 billion spent on online advertising in 2011, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau and Pricewaterhouse Coopers—it's not…

May 17, 2012, 10:24 AM EDT

Microsoft Revamps Bing With Social Sidebar Three-column design rolling out over coming weeks

Microsoft’s Bing has been gradually gaining traction in the search space by excelling at something Google doesn't own: social search. For example Bing users can link their Facebook accounts in…

May 10, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

Senators Echo FTC Probe of Google Google market power raises questions of bias

Google's lengthy answers to a Senate antitrust subcommittee about its dominance in search just didn't add up for Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wisc. and ranking Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who shared…

December 19, 2011, 5:02 PM EST

Google Adds Visual Tool to Ease Mobile Search But will it help find more revenue in mobile ads?

Back in 2008, Google noticed a huge volume of web searches being done on smart phones. But with tiny screens, even tinier keypads, and slow page loading, the conditions for…

April 25, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT