It’s officially confirmed that Sphere has been acquired by AOL. Sphere was initially launched as a blog search engine, is a publisher/ blogger -centric company, that connects contextually relevant connections between all forms of content (mainstream media articles, archived articles, videos, blogs, photos, ads) that enable the reader to go deep on topics of interest. [More info....]
On the other hand, AOL has unveiled AOL® Mobile Search beta for the iPhone. AOL Mobile Search optimized for the iPhone is an extraordinary search engine that's finely crafted to allow users of this brilliant device to get Better Answers, Faster™. AOL Mobile Search delivers comprehensive and more relevant search results by bringing together content from across the Web and mobile Web, as well as from Moviefone®, MapQuest®, AOL® CityGuide and other AOL services.
AOL Mobile Search for the iPhone was designed specifically for the Apple® iPhone's mobile Safari™ browser. By combining AJAX technology and the iPhone's easy to use multi-touch surface, our designer Lisa Hoover and lead developer Alan Tai have created a user experience that allows the richness of the Web to be delivered on a phone.
You can check it out for yourself by going to search.aol.com on your iPhone & iPod Touch.
The video posted below highlights the many cool features of the new product:
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