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These are indeed the early days, but Yahoo, Google and countless others are gearing up for battle. Their goal? To become the search tzar of choice for the world’s nearly 2 billion phone users. Can’t find your way out of a paper bag? Yahoo offers driving […]

These are indeed the early days, but Yahoo, Google and countless others are gearing up for battle. Their goal? To become the search tzar of choice for the world’s nearly 2 billion phone users. Can’t find your way out of a paper bag? Yahoo offers driving directions and a map for your mobile. Need the number of the ticket office at SBC Park? Google will send you an SMS with it in 10 seconds flat. And those are just the two earliest contenders; AOL, Ask Jeeves are also preparing for the fight. Their interest is just the latest evidence that wireless is the 21st centurys first massive computing platform. More @ Business 2.0

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  2. [...] an try out the Yahoo! SMS search product now (just text 92466!) Also enjoy my piece on the coming mobile search wars. I think Yahoo is going to kick some serious ass in wirel [...]

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  3. [...] 8230;. But why would Google do this? Yell has some nifty SMS marketing technology. (Google has a service like that, but it doesn’t include an ads for now!)Van Gorilla t [...]

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  4. [...] While dominating PC based search, Google also wants to become the mobile search tzar for the 2 billion mobile phone users. While it’s not yet entirely clear what Google is up to, there are a few others interested in this mass market, including Microsoft with its Windows Mobile phone platform and not to forget Yahoo!.  Yahoo’s COO Dan Rosensweig said: "the mobile Internet industry is at a "tipping point." As mobile use continues to grow, more customers will want access to their Yahoo! services." Rosenweig also claimed, "The Internet has become essential. The industry is ready, and mobile usage is exploding". Earlier this month Yahoo head-hunted Nokia heavy weight Christian Lindholm, known as the godfather of the Series 60 platform user interfaces, to head up the Global Mobile Products division at Yahoo. [...]

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