Live Search – Shop and search on the go

Ever seen this cool product in a store and wished you could do a price comparison, read reviews on the product or see how it’s rated on the spot? The Live Search Mobile team lets us know the following:

We’ve just released the latest updates to our browser-based mobile search at One of our major efforts was to bring the power of product search to the convenience of a mobile phone. Think about how much time people spend shopping in brick-and-mortar stores — without the ability to do the product research they’re accustomed to from their PCs.

We took the great product search features from Live Search and made them easy to use on your mobile phone.

You’ll see a list of popular products, user ratings, and price comparisons from online stores. You can also research products by reading a detailed overview or consumer reviews. We even include feature ratings that are created by extracting the key elements of user reviews from across the Web…

Cool, but that’s not all. There’s also a new feature for you travelers out there, nearby business search with the possibility to change your Location:

Another of our favorite features this release was developed specifically for our friends abroad — those in the United Kingdom and Japan. Searching for nearby businesses is one of the most popular and most valued types of mobile search today. But most existing browser-based search services require the user to first type in their location — easy if you’re always in the same place, but a chore when you’re out and about, and a real challenge if you don’t know exactly where you are.

With this new feature, users can simply click Find my Location, and their location will be set based on their proximity to cellular towers. Then they can get the most relevant nearby results for all their searches.

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You can read the full article, and find out how to let the team know what you think, here.