Category Archives: mobile search

WHERE gets personal with easy-to-create custom widgets

I’ve written before about the WHERE platform, a location-based service platform that allows developers to create custom location applications. Now just about anyone can do it, with very little technical knowledge. You go to Google’s My Maps, plot your points … Continue reading

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Catch the train with Google Maps expanded public transit data

Google announced that they’ve added more public transit information, including schedules in select markets. Google points to a map of Zurich to illustrate schedule information. Click on one of the tram icons. In some cases, you must then click on … Continue reading

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Twittering up some dosas

I was up in New York City over the weekend and got to see my favorite dosa vendor. Thiru Kumar runs NY Dosas, a dosa cart in Washington Square Park. It has good, cheap eats. ($5 for lunch in NYC.) … Continue reading

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GPS for Blackberry and Calendar come to Google Mobile

Google announced GPS support on the Blackberry 8800. This is a huge move. It’s great that a major U.S. carrier, Cingular AT&T, is allowing free access to location data. I would have expected them to disable GPS access. I love … Continue reading

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Yahoo! markets oneSearch in TV ads

Caught this commercial for Yahoo!’s oneSearch today. The ad features hikers who stumble across flora including the ficticious “crimson maneater”. It’s mildly amusing, but fails to sell mobile search. The query term used is “flowers in oregon”. They should put … Continue reading

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Google launches free 411 (beta)

Om Malik reports on Google’s beta free 411 service. Call 800-GOOG-411 to get free business listings. The service uses voice recognition technology to let you search business listings. Unlike Jingle’s 800-FREE-411, you can choose to be connected to the business … Continue reading

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Google’s revamped mobile site simplifies search

Google revamped its mobile search offering, simplifying the search process. Before, you had to enter a search term and then select which index they wanted to search: Web, mobile, local or images. Now you can type in a search term … Continue reading

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Sprint sets location free – sort of

TeleNav’s GPS navigator service will be included with select data plans, Sprint announced today. Customers who subscribe to the Sprint Power Vision Ultimate Pack ($25), Sprint Power Vision Business Pack ($25) or the new Sprint Power Vision Navigation Pack ($20) … Continue reading

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WHERE in the world am I?

I needed to get out my rant about carriers locking up location services before I talk about WHERE. (They refer to themselves in all caps, and because I like the service, I’ll do the same.) WHERE is a platform that … Continue reading

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Set my location free

I’m a big believer in the power of location-based services. Everyday activities like local search, weather and communications can be greatly simplified by using automatic location. The biggest obstacles (and, to be fair, the biggest enablers) of location-based services, are … Continue reading

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