July 19, 2007

Google Developing Search for Mobile Content?

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Google is working on a search engine designed to help users find mobile content such as ringtones, games, wallpapers and other paid content.

The WSJ said Google's new service would provide mobile phone users with a list of companies that provide a desired item, and Google would make money by charging companies for high placement on the list. The report said Google has been working on the project for months with unspecified content providers, but has run into some technical delays.

The Internet company is also considering the inclusion of a social-networking component that would let users of the company's Gmail email service exchange content. Overall, the service would work much like the Google Product Search service, formerly known as Froogle.


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