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Google Maps for iPhone upgrade brings faster local search, contacts integration

Google released the first major overhaul of its popular Maps application for Apple's iPhone, highlighted by new features designed to simplify local search.

Report: Samsung's Android market dominance fuels Google anxiety

Samsung Electronics' dominant position within the Android mobile device ecosystem is a mounting source of concern for Google.

Google Now widget brings Fandango movie passes, Zillow real estate listings

Google is updating its signature Search application for smartphones running Android 4.1 and up, introducing a new Google Now widget making it easier to access personalized information.

Forecast: Google Search on tablets will generate $5B in 2013

Search activity on tablet devices will generate as much as $5 billion in Google revenues this year, according to a new report issued by Marin Software, which provides services to help brands and agencies manage their online advertising efforts.

Analyst: Google pays Apple $1B a year to remain iOS search default

Google pays Apple roughly $1 billion per year to remain the default search option on devices like the iPhone and iPad, according to analyst estimates.

Nokia, Xyo team on Windows Phone app finder

Nokia unveiled App #Switch, a new service designed to help new Lumia smartphone owners find Windows Phone-optimized versions of their favorite iOS and Android applications.

Google Now adds boarding pass support, mirroring Apple Passbook

Google is updating its Search for Android application and accompanying Google Now predictive search tool, introducing a series of new features designed to streamline holiday travel.

Yandex mulling own version of Android to topple Google's search dominance

Russian search giant Yandex is considering building its own version of Google's open-source Android mobile operating system in an effort to more effectively compete against Google's mobile services.

Yahoo 'hasn't capitalized on the mobile opportunity,' CEO Mayer admits

Hosting her first earnings call as Yahoo President and CEO, Marissa Mayer admitted Monday that the company has failed to exploit opportunities in the mobile segment, pledging dramatic changes moving forward.

Mobile search during debates up 2000% since 2008 election

Mobile search traffic related to the U.S. presidential debates has increased 2,000 percent since the 2008 campaign season, according to Google.