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Google: Mobile search ad requests doubled in 2011

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) reports its December 2011 mobile search ad request volume more than doubled compared to December 2010 figures. Google lead product manager for mobile search ads Surojit

Google to Congress: We're changing privacy policies, not privacy controls

Facing pressure from lawmakers over efforts to consolidate its user privacy standards, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) sent a letter to Congress to assuage concerns, maintaining that it is revamping its privacy

Google merging user data across products with privacy overhaul

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced plans to connect user data across desktop and mobile services including Google+, Gmail and YouTube, prompting outcry from critics over potential privacy violations.

Google Search for Android update vows performance boost

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is updating its signature Search application for devices running Android 2.2, 2.3 or 3.x, promising speed and performance enhancements designed to bring the application more in

Dexetra adds ChaCha Q&A database to Iris personal assistant app

Personal search solutions provider Dexetra is adding real-time answers service ChaCha's extensive database to its Iris personal assistant app, promising users free responses to their spoken queries.

Google revamps local movie search on Android, iOS

The holiday movie season is off to a miserable start (this weekend's domestic box office revenues hit a 2011 low of $77 million), but maybe Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) can help. The company is revamping

Chomp: M-commerce app search queries surge in November

App store query traffic for the term "shopping" increased 1200 percent and "discounts" surged 3000 percent on Black Friday 2011 as smartphone users geared up for the annual holiday shopping season,

Shazam re-acquires audio recognition patents from BMI

Mobile discovery firm Shazam is re-acquiring audio recognition technology patents it sold to rights management organization Broadcast Music Inc. in 2005. Financial terms were not disclosed. Shazam

Yandex acquires SPB Software to drive mobile search strategy

Russian search giant Yandex has acquired mobile solutions developer SPB Software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although a source tells TechCrunch the purchase price totals

Amazon acquiring speech-to-text startup Yap to take on Apple's Siri?

Amazon.com has quietly acquired speech-to-text software developer Yap, a move fueling speculation that the digital retail giant plans to build a speech recognition interface to rival Apple's (