Google launched a mobile version of its Google Local service that will allow users to search for businesses or services in a specific geographical location and view the search results plotted on a map. Google Local for mobile works with most new Java-enabled (J2ME) mobile phones.
While Google’s focus will be on expanding its services for mobile phone users such as the Google Local and Google Maps services, Yahoo is also hoping to increase its presence in the mobile phone industry with the announcement that it will be releasing a Yahoo Mobile phone next year the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
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