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By vertical, Nuance rode its healthcare unit, which saw sales jump 29.1 percent from a year ago. On the mobile and consumer front, Nuance said non-GAAP sales fell 16.2 percent.
Google's third quarter earnings miss may reflect that user behavior is changing to mobile apps and vertical search. That move may impact search profits.
Android OS' open source nature makes it easy for Google and other companies to adopt it for other vertical markets but mobile arena will remain its main focus, say analysts.
Experts are divided over the sustainability of new wave of vertical apps, but say supporting platforms and backroom mechanisms are crucial to success.
For techies of a certain vintage, mention of Psion brings on misty-eyed reminiscences of landmark handhelds like the Organiser, the Series 3 and the Series 5, and the EPOC operating system (which went on to form the basis of Symbian). Since acquiring Teklogix in 2000, however, the company has concentrated on rugged mobile devices for vertical markets.
I use search engines, primarily Google, all the time to find mobile device reviews, specifications, manual, rumors, and other information. While Google is very good, it also returns back a ton of information that isn't always what I am looking for and I have to spend time weeding through the results. Last fall, there was a first launch of a vertical search site for consumer electronics. Today, the site was "relaunched" with a new clean UI, personalization capabilities, and consumer friendly data aggregation. In addition to helping you find what you are really looking for, Retrevo analyzes the information and produces a brief summary. As stated on their website, their first analysis service, Product Discovery Map is focused on the shopping and buying stages.
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