Yahoo Pits its New Yahoo Mobile Against Google
Today Yahoo introduced a new mobile product called Yahoo Mobile. Yahoo Mobile will be both a web site and an application for the iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry OS, Symbian S60 and Series 40, and some phones running that can run Java applications. It will also be available via the web to Webkit enabled phones, such as the HTC G1 and Magic. Yahoo Mobile ties together many of Yahoo's services, including oneSearch, oneConnect, onePlace, email, contacts and calendar in one portal. More advanced phones will receive additional capabilities, including oneSearch with Voice, Opera Mini 4.2 and the use of widgets. Yahoo Mobile will be available in a managed beta starting today and will see a general release in the second quarter.
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 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 Bakes Flickr and Tumblr Into New Messenger App
Yahoo today revealed a fully redesigned Yahoo Messenger that makes it easier for people to share across the web. Messenger pulls features from Yahoo's product portfolio, including Flickr and Tumblr.
Yahoo Mail for iOS Adds Themes, Support for 3D Touch
Yahoo today rolled out an update to its iOS email application and added several new features. To start, users can now select from a number of different colored themes and can go so far as to set a different theme for each managed account (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail email addresses) to make them easier to separate.
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.