Google Tuesday expanded its suite of ads for mobile devices that offer users information toward potential purchases, rather than just links.
The new ads are aimed at people searching for cars, auto dealerships and mortgages. They are designed to work with touches and swipes common on smartphones, rather than mouse clicks on personal computers, said Google executive Jerry Dischler. Google has similar ads for products, hotels, flights and insurance.
Dischler said Google searches on mobile devices now outnumber those on personal computers in 10 countries, including the U.S. and Japan. He declined to be more specific about when the crossover happened or to identify the other eight countries.