Yahoo! Go for Mobile Evolves With New App, Search
Jan 8, 2007, 4:22 PM by (staff)
Today at CES Yahoo launched a new service for mobile phones that it says will create a paradigm shift in user interaction. Called Yahoo! Go for Mobile, the service promises to significantly alter how users personalize and use the web while on the go. A beta version of the application is available for download on more than 70 phone models today and Yahoo says it will have 400 phone models up and running by the end of the year. Yahoo also launched a new mobile search engine called oneSearch. Yahoo execs said that the idea was not to take PC-based search and squash it onto phones, but to create an entirely new way to search the internet. The search engines find the most relevant answers and deliver them in a unique user interface to the phone, where users can find the most helpful and local answers to their queries. Yahoo's oneSearch will initially be part of the Go for Mobile service, but will eventually be scaled to all mobile browsers.
Yahoo Improves Search In Mobile Browsers
Yahoo today said it has refreshed how it displays mobile search results in a way that will help people find what they're looking for quicker. Yahoo explains that rather than offer lists of links, the new search presents results — including images, videos, news, and other details — prominently in a way that's more useful.
Yahoo Rejiggers Browser-Based Search for iPhone
Yahoo says it has tweaked how it presents results to people who search from the iPhone's browser. iPhone owners who have Yahoo set as their default search engine will now see cleaner search results that display more data and make it easier to drill down into specifics.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Yahoo Adds Package Tracking to iOS Mail App
Yahoo today announced an update to its Mail App for iOS devices an added the ability to automatically track packages. According to Yahoo, users will see their shipments from Amazon, eBay, Zappos, Target, Best Buy, Macys.com, and others under the "Yahoo Today" section of the app, which will display shipping date, item description, and expected arrival.
Yahoo and Microsoft Change Up Search Partnership
Yahoo and Microsoft today have altered the terms of their search partnership moving forward. According to Yahoo, the agreement gives it more flexibility when it comes to its search business on desktop and mobile platforms, though Yahoo will still place Bing ads in its desktop search traffic.
There are no plans to support Y! GO 2.0 on your phone