Monday, July 02, 2007
Local.com Gets Mobile Search Patent
Local.com Receives Patent For Mobile Search
Local.com,the Irvine, California-based company said the patent relates to responding to directory assistance inquiries using protocols including voice-enabled and SMS systems.
The patent can help search results to be provided to consumers via mobile channels, including voice.
"Obviously the market considers it valuable," Canaccord Adams analyst Colin Gillis said by phone.
"People are realizing that they have got this little company that can control the future of mobile local search," Gillis said.
Gillis said it can block its competitors from competing in the mobile search environment.
Local.com Corporation, formerly Interchange Corporation, incorporated in March 1999, is a provider of paid-search services on the Internet. The Company provides advertisers' sponsored listings in response to searches on the Company's Distribution Network, a network of Websites and search engines that have integrated the Company's search service into their sites and the Company's own Website, Local.com