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Microsoft boosts Windows Phone voice search speed, accuracy

Microsoft is updating its Bing voice recognition and search software, promising Windows Phone users significant improvements in both speed and accuracy.

Google: Make websites smartphone-friendly or lose search rankings

Google plans to implement new search ranking changes designed to punish websites that are not optimized for smartphone screens.

Google introduces Keyboard text input app for Android

Google is rolling out Keyboard, a text input application that delivers typing features and tools found in the company's Nexus device line to all smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0 and higher.

Shazam expands to Windows Phone 8 with links to Xbox Music, Nokia Music

Shazam is extending its media discovery platform to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, bringing unlimited music tagging and second-screen television experiences as well as social sharing via Facebook and Twitter.

Google introduces content recommendation engine for mobile sites

Google is rolling out a new content recommendation engine designed to help mobile websites deepen reader engagement and loyalty.

Google shuts down SMS Search, users express outrage

Google has quietly terminated SMS Search, a question-and-answer service optimized for feature phone owners without data connections.

Report: Yahoo wants out of Microsoft search agreement

Yahoo is exploring options to wriggle out of its 10-year search pact with Microsoft but has so far failed to identify an escape route, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Samsung, Intel lead strategic investment in Siri alternative Expect Labs

Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Intel Capital and Telefónica Digital are investing in Expect Labs, the San Francisco startup behind intelligent digital assistant technology that processes conversations in real time and shares related information. Funding details were not disclosed.

Google Now personal assistant app finally arrives on Apple's iOS

Google is expanding its Now personal assistant service to rival Apple's iOS mobile operating system, where it will compete head to head with Apple's own Siri voice assistant technology.

DirecTV adding voice search to Android, iOS apps this summer

DirecTV is integrating voice search technologies into its applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android, promising to make it easier for subscribers to find programming they want to watch.