Yahoo to Kill Off 'Go' In January
Yahoo has decided to cease offering its Yahoo Go mobile application starting January 12, 2010. Yahoo Go was first introduced several years ago and it offered a way for mobile phone users to access and interact with their Yahoo accounts and content. Adam Taggart, Yahoo Mobile’s Head of Global Marketing, told MocoNews that the capabilities of mobile browsers has increased enough in the past few years that it will concentrate efforts on developing for mobile browsers rather than stand-alone apps. Taggart said, "These monolithic all-in-one app experiences were a great strategy for the time, and it gained millions of users, but we've evolved with the market. Everything we've done so far in 2009 is a fulfillment of that strategy. The gap between what's available in the app and the browser is closing, and we've shifted resources to both the browser and focused-app strategy."
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 Revamps Mobile Apps and Home Page
Yahoo today unveiled a redesigned home page on the web and new, corresponding apps for Android and iOS devices. Yahoo said the new design should make news and other content easier to find, read, and share.
Yahoo Mail Now Supports Multiple Accounts
Yahoo today rolled out a new version of its Mail application for the iPhone and added the ability to use multiple email accounts. The app now supports Yahoo, Outlook, and AOL email services and can be used to manage a handful of accounts from a single inbox.
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.
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