Bring Search Results Everywhere — On Your Mobile Phone

  • Posted April 9th, 2007 at 10:52 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Mobile

I’ve always had success finding the information I was looking for on the Web. The challenging part was finding a way to bring this information with me once I left my computer. It usually involved scrounging for a piece of paper, jotting down my addresses, directions or whatever I was searching for and just hoping not to lose it.

Working with the mobile team, I realized that a lot of our users experience the same pain. With this in mind, we’ve enabled a new way for popular searches (e.g., local info, weather, stock quotes, sports scores and movies in theaters) to be easily sent to a mobile phone.

When you’re on the move and have a limited amount of time, it’s important to get all the information you need in a single search. oneSearch gets you all this information on your mobile phone because it understands the type of search you’re doing and optimizes the results accordingly.

On the Yahoo! Search results page, simply click on the link right below the Yahoo! Shortcut and enter the mobile phone number. You’ll then immediately receive a text message with a link to the results.

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You can also navigate the search box directly via your mobile phone or SMS — a capability we’ve had for local and driving directions since 2005. Simply launch your web browser on your cell and type in http://m.yahoo.com. Or, if you want search results via your SMS, simply send a text message to YAHOO (92466) and type in search shortcuts in the message. We’ll then send you the results back via SMS message.

We hope you find this handy. Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Christina Lee
Yahoo! Search

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