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 (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
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.
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
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,
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
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.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 (
User reviews and recommendations platform Yelp is introducing a new application customized for T-Mobile smartphones running Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android mobile operating system, promising tools to
More than three years after Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) made an unsolicited $44.6 billion bid to acquire Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO), the software giant is reportedly mulling another run at the struggling