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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 (

Yelp teams with T-Mobile USA for customized local search app

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

Report: Microsoft mulls another run at acquiring Yahoo

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

Google launches contextual ads within mobile apps

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is rolling out new mobile search ad formats promising more useful and relevant information for consumers who conduct search queries within mobile applications. Click here

Nuance acquires text input developer Swype for $102.5M

Speech recognition technology provider Nuance Communications agreed to acquire mobile text input solutions firm Swype for $102.5 million. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing states Nuance

Apple launches Siri voice-activated controls with new iPhone 4S

Roughly 18 months after Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) acquired mobile voice recognition solutions provider Siri, the computing giant is finally integrating voice-activated Siri controls into its forthcoming

Social Q&A service Quora expands to Apple's iPhone

Crowdsourced question-and-answer database Quora is responding to multiple queries about its mobile aspirations with the release of its first native application for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and