Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Mobile Apps Drive Rapid Changes in Search Technology - NYTimes.com

Big search differences for little devices
"Still, Google is even more dominant on mobile phones than on desktop computers. It has 96 percent of the world’s mobile search market, according to StatCounter, which tracks Web use. It collects 57 percent of mobile ad revenue in the United States, while Facebook, its nearest competitor, gets just 9 percent, according to eMarketer.
But, analysts say, as people change their search habits on mobile devices — bypassing Google to go straight to apps like Yelp’s, for example — that dominance could wane, or a competitor could swoop in and knock Google off its perch."
Mobile Apps Drive Rapid Changes in Search Technology - NYTimes.com
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