Wajam Hits iPhone, Adds Friends To Search On Google Maps, Safari

Social search provider Wajam has launched on the iPhone with a new feature, which adds recommendations from your friends directly in Google Maps and Safari on the iPhone. “The breakthrough is that we can insert social content in third-party apps…

Google Adds Search To The Android Camera With Goggles Update

Google has released a new update for Google Goggles on Android. The features primarily deal with making it a better shopping tool. New features include improved recognition of products, the ability to browse similar products, and easier search from the…

Google Reveals More Mobile Search Improvements

Google has put out a giant list of “search quality highlights” from June and July. You can see the entire list here. There are 86 different changes (not counting the ones Google blogged about previously). You can take a closer…

Google Announces Improvements To Mobile Quick Answer Results

Google announced today that it is adding some improvements to some of the quick answers-style search results it gives users, across a variety of subject areas. “Today when you search on mobile or tablet, you’ll see some more improvements in…

Google’s Siri Comes To iPhone And iPad

If you have an iPhone and were hoping to have another search assistant that talks back to you, Google has you covered. As one of a handful of search announcements this week, Google announced that its new and improved voice…

Google Shows That It Cares If Your Site Is Optimized For Smartphones

Google is testing a new mobile search feature, which displays a small smartphone icon next to results for pages that have been optimized for smartphones. The feature was first spotted by Bryson Meunier, the Director of Content Solutions at Resolution…

Now You Can Google By Handwriting

Google announced a new feature for mobile search, called Handwrite, which lets you search Google from your smartphone or tablet by simply writing your query with your finger, rather than having to type it out with the keyboard (or use…

Government May Hold Google Back In Mobile Search Innovation, Even With Competition On The Rise

Earlier this month, Google was reported to have submitted a proposal to settle with the European Commission with regards to concerns expressed by the Commission’s head of competition, Joaquin Almunia. Details of Google’s proposal were not made public, but newer…

Google Says These New Local Ads Will Increase Click-Through Rates By 100%

Google has redesigned its local ad formats for Google Maps for Mobile. The company says the new formats have performed well in tests, increasing click-through rates by 100%. The calls to action, like “click to call” or “get directions” have…

Google and Mindshare Create Mobile Garage to Educate Companies on Mobile

Google does an awful lot to educate the public on new technology. They also do a lot to bring us new technology, but their latest effort is more focused on companies. Google has teamed up with Mindshare to help educate…