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Google Chrome for Apple's iOS adds support for pronoun voice search

Google is rolling out a new version of its Chrome mobile browser for Apple's iPhone and iPad, adding support for voice search queries including pronouns.

Report: Microsoft building Siri-like personal assistant for Windows Phone

Microsoft is at work on Cortana, a voice-enabled personal assistant for Windows Phone designed to rival Apple's popular Siri feature for iOS,  ZDNet  reports.

Google Now adds car rentals, concert tickets and college football scores

Google is updating its Now personal assistant service, highlighted by support for car rentals and concert tickets.

Forecast: Mobile ad spending to surge 95% in 2013

Mobile advertising spending is on track to increase 95 percent this year, accounting for 20.1 percent of all digital ad spending and 5 percent of total media ad spending, researcher eMarketer reports.

Google Maps for mobile connects ads to local searches

A month after rolling out a new version of its popular Maps application introducing a dedicated user interface for tablets alongside new search and discovery features, Google is continuing the revamp by delivering more relevant advertisements inspired by local search traffic.

Microsoft retools Bing Search for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft is releasing an updated version of its Bing search tool for Windows Phone 8, delivering a streamlined user interface and new feature options.

Rumor Mill: Apple building Siri speech tech to end reliance on Nuance

Apple is building speech recognition services to power its Siri virtual assistant for iOS, a move to end the company's dependence on voice and natural language technologies provider Nuance Communications,  Xconomy  reports.

Google Shopper price comparison app shutting down Aug. 30

Google will terminate support for its Google Shopper price comparison application on Aug. 30.

Google Maps finally returns to Apple's iPad

Google is rolling out a revamped version of its popular Maps application for Apple's iOS, highlighted by dedicated support for the iPad tablet.

Baidu acquires Android app distributor 91 Wireless for $1.9B

Chinese search giant Baidu is purchasing mobile app distribution platform 91 Wireless from online gaming and mobile Internet provider NetDragon Websoft. The deal is valued at $1.9 billion, Baidu's largest acquisition to date.