Internet Explorer 8 with Instant Visual Search Suggestions from Yahoo!

  • Posted March 19th, 2009 at 12:00 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search, Search Tips

Today, we are introducing instant visual results under the search box for the Yahoo! optimized version of the new Internet Explorer 8. Instant visual results are rolling out in three categories: Weather, Movie Reviews and Showtimes, and Stock Quotes.

When you type a query from any of these three categories in Internet Explorer 8, instant visual results will appear with related information. For example, when you search for “weather Santa Clara, CA,” a three-day weather forecast for the area appears right below the search box.

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Try searching for the following examples to see for yourself:

  • “Yhoo” or “Quote Yahoo”
  • Instant visual results display the current stock chart for Yahoo!.

  • “Movie Taken”
  • See movie synopsis and critic/user ratings.

  • “Movie Slumdog Millionaire Santa Clara, CA”
  • See local show times, synopsis, and ratings.

Users will also continue to get instant text suggestions below the visual suggestions with Yahoo! Search Assist.

Download a Yahoo! optimized version of Internet Explorer 8 to check out this new feature. We plan to expand the list of visual search suggestions so please let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Rajiv Thondanoor
Yahoo! Search

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