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Mobile Search Engine Taptu Wins $9.6M in New Funding

Posted by Nadir on December 16th, 2008

Taptu, a pure mobile search engine that I reviewed a while ago on this post just announced that it has won $9.6 million in extra funding from its existing investors.

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If you’re a mobile content provider, then you’ll enjoy the new feature available in Google AdWords.

You can now display ads exclusively for the iPhone and Google’s G1. For example, if you are providing games for the iPhone, you can run AdWords Campaigns to only target these users, so you’ll get more targeted users when bidding for “games”, as opposed to buying the keyword “games” for all users (PC users, non-iPhone users, etc)

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Confirmed: Yahoo! OneSearch Comes to T-Mobile USA

Posted by Nadir on November 20th, 2008

I blogged last month about the mobile search deal that was being tied up between T-Mobile USA and Yahoo!. It has officially been announced today.

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No Follow Links Are Back On This Blog

Posted by Nadir on November 6th, 2008

I had to bring back nofollow to the URLs provided on the comments of my blog posts since I was getting way too much spam attempts.

T-Mobile’s Google G1 Phone User Agent

Posted by Nadir on October 24th, 2008

Google G1 Phone from T-Mobile launched with this user agent:

Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.0; en-us; dream) AppleWebKit/525.10+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0.4 Mobile Safari/523.12.2

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Back at the end of July 2008, a patent from Google named “Blending Mobile Search Results” has been published. It’s only until recently that I decided to read it.

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Mobile Advertising for Beginners

Posted by Nadir on October 14th, 2008

Peggy Anne Salz, publisher of MSearchGroove has been writing a whitepaper about Mobile Advertising, which is now available for download.

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Google may have teamed up with T-Mobile to launch the G1, but I heard from someone close to the matter that Yahoo! will soon be the default mobile search engine on T-Mobile USA’s mobile web portal. All phones launching from November 8th will have a shortcut button to Yahoo! OneSearch, except obviously Google G1 and the new Sidekick.

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