I bet that you, me, and even Dupree all use Google for our web search. But when it comes to mobile phone-based searching, it’s really anyone’s game. Know why? Because I’m trying to make a call or send 300 texts within the next hour and I really don’t have time to use my phone for searching. In fact, chances are, if I actually have a WAP or Internet plan for my phone, I probably already have a wireless device that can render full HTML websites in all their glory.
But you gotta have yawn …some claim to fame right? Well Ask.com just won a Webby for best mobile site. I’m sure it’s a great site and all, but winning a Webby does not make you better than Google. In fact, your search is kind of crappy. I search for “Free Music” looking for legit, 100% free music and you give me a link to Kazaa? Are you trying to kill me, Ask.com?
VP of Product Management at Ask.com, Doug Leeds had the following to say about the award:
“Winning both the Webby and the People’s Voice is double confirmation that we are truly delivering useful and innovative products. Mobile is increasingly becoming an important access point for searches, and we are extremely proud of the success of our mobile offering. Blah Blah Blah….”
That’s fantastic Doug. I’d love to stay and chat, but my Vanilla Special K is calling me and my stomach takes precedent over your company. However, it’s worth noting that David Bowie, the Thin White Duke himself, will be making an appearance at the Webby Gala in June. You can….::yawn:: check ::strech:: out more…Zzzzzzz.
Ask.com Wins Best Mobile Site of 2007 [MobileWhack]