• http://www.elite-strategies.com/blog Patrick Coombe

    Definitely agree that apps are grabbing up a nice piece of the “search market” but you definitely cannot rule Google out of mobile search, not even close. Don’t forget about Android people.

  • imsimsj

    Sounds to me like google could have set plans to have a CEO fried at Yahoo to cut back on the slow growth that bing was having.

  • http://www.it-sales-leads.com/ Barbara Mckinney

    I think this is the best thing that Yahoo could do right now. Knowing that Google is the king of all search engines, Yahoo should think of new ways to get back on track and offer new service to their customers.

  • sodabrain

    The bing alliance was not great for Yahoo, but I don’t see how they can compete for mobile search share using apps – Google controls Android too much and can easily kill progress with an update.

  • http://www.tweedsolutions.com/ Tweed Solutions

    Hmmm. Still a big believer in Google myself

  • gregsterling

    Yes. Google “owns” mobile browser search on iOS but especially on Android. Yet search is not the same thing in mobile as it is on the PC. And people don’t really “want” to search on smartphones. They want structured information and answers. Google is doing its best to adapt search to mobile but the company hasn’t solved the problems of “10 blue links” in mobile.