Microsoft is updating its Bing voice recognition and search software, promising Windows Phone users significant improvements in both speed and accuracy.
Google plans to implement new search ranking changes designed to punish websites that are not optimized for smartphone screens.
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 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 is rolling out a new content recommendation engine designed to help mobile websites deepen reader engagement and loyalty.
Google has quietly terminated SMS Search, a question-and-answer service optimized for feature phone owners without data connections.
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 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 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 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.