Google secures mobile ad patent, buys wireless co.

Google has been busy on the wireless front. Following last week's single-button search feature on upcoming Motorola handsets, Google has secured a patent for mobile advertising. The patent includes ads with "call-on-select" technology, which allows a user to dial an advertiser directly by clicking on a button. According to William Slawski's SEO blog, the patented ads would take into account smart phones' small displays and slower-than-regular-Internet connection speeds.

Google also announced it has acquired Reqwireless, a small Canadian software company based in RIM's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. Reqwireless makes a Web browser and email software for use on wireless devices. Google bought the company because it was impressed by its engineers, but other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

For more on Google's wireless meanderings:
- see this article from the Financial Post