Business Week looks at the battle to dominate the mobile search space and its estimated $11.4 billion ad spend by 2011.
While Google has the lead, Yahoo is making a strong challenge and there are a many white-label providers out there.
Regardless of who is leading at the moment, the mobile search field is wide open. What’s more, though brand matters to mobile users, it seems that service matters even more. “To think that you have a straight line from Internet success over to mobile is missing what is happening in the marketplace,” says M:Metric senior analyst Mark Donovan. “This market is up for grabs.”