Mobile search traffic related to the U.S. presidential debates has increased 2,000 percent since the 2008 campaign season, according to Google.
Apple has hired Amazon executive William Stasior to lead its Siri software unit, All Things D reports. Amazon declined to comment on Stasior's exit.
Yandex will power mobile mapping services for the Russian market when iOS 6 rolls out to the country's consumers Wednesday, and reports say Yandex could soon replace Google as Apple's default Russian mobile search partner as well.
Americans now spend an average of nine hours per day consuming media content, with more of that time spent on mobile devices than any other platform, according to a new study conducted by OnDevice Research on behalf of mobile ad network InMobi.
Google released an updated version of its Translate application, enabling Android device users to interpret foreign-language street signs, menu descriptions and related text by snapping a photo of the word or phrase in question.
Google is bringing its revamped voice-enabled search software to Apple's iOS mobile operating system, where it will go head-to-head with Apple's own Siri voice recognition tool.
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.