Olympics-related searches on smartphones and tablets increased 10x worldwide during the first week of the 2012 games compared to the previous week, according to new data published by Google.
Google is expanding its mobile search capabilities with the addition of Handwrite, a new tool enabling users to input queries by writing out the letters with their finger.
Global revenues from mobile search and discovery services will rise to $15 billion by 2017, nearly tripling projections for the current year, according to a new Juniper Research forecast.
The share of paid search budgets allocated on campaigns optimized for Apple's iPad and rival tablets increased 40 percent in the second quarter of 2012 over the previous quarter, according to new data published by digital ad management platform Marin Software.
Twitter is overhauling its applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android as well as Twitter.com, introducing a series of new features designed to simplify search.
Multiple iOS developers are reporting changes to application search results generated by Apple's App Store, suggesting the computing giant is emphasizing metrics like relevancy and user ratings over names and keywords.
Nuance Communications unveiled a new version of its Swype mobile text input technology, adding voice recognition features.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) introduced Google+ Local, a recommendation engine enabling consumers to discover and share local information based on social networking insights and Zagat reviews. Google+
Yahoo is launching Axis, a free app for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS platform that combines mobile search capabilities with browser-based visual results instead of conventional text links. Axis searches
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) introduced a revamped version of its free search application for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone highlighted by a redesigned user interface and more efficient access to other Google