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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.

LinkedIn apps for iOS, Android expand search to jobs, companies and groups

LinkedIn is revamping its professional networking applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android, adding new search capabilities enabling users to discover potential job opportunities, companies and discussion groups.

Shazam for Windows Phone 8 update brings LyricPlay support

A month after expanding its media discovery platform to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, Shazam is rolling out an updated version of the app adding support for LyricPlay synchronization, which enables listeners to view song lyrics coordinated in real time with the music they are listening to.

Twitter buys Spindle local discovery app, shuts it down

Twitter has acquired Spindle, whose mobile search application leveraged the social graph to deliver real-time local recommendations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.