Halloween Costume Showdown on Yahoo! Search

  • Posted October 29th, 2010 at 12:42 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search Trends

As the days got shorter and the temperatures dropped, Yahoo! Search users turned their thoughts to jack ‘o lanterns, candy corn … and how to make an evening gown out of beef. What do all of these have in common? Halloween, of course. If you don’t have your costume idea yet, take a look at […]

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Yahoo! Search has a new home on Facebook

Why are searches for the “LeBron commercial” spiking off the charts?  Why are people suddenly looking for “Playstation phones”?  Which Halloween costume is getting more searches: “Chilean miner” or “Lady Gaga”? Find the answers to all these questions — and more — on the new Yahoo! Search Facebook page. At Yahoo! Search’s new home on […]

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Faster Email Search with Yahoo! Mail Beta

  • Posted October 26th, 2010 at 9:00 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

The Yahoo! Mail Team is launching Yahoo! Mail Beta today, which delivers a faster, safer, and more social email experience. With this release, you’ll find a faster email search using Yahoo!’s wealth of search science and technology. A new left-hand column helps you navigate, sort, and narrow your search results by sender, attachment file, date, […]

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Insights into Multimedia Search User Behavior, Intent, and Consumption

At Yahoo! Search, we’re always trying to learn more about what people are looking for and what they might want that they’re not even thinking to look for yet. We take this idea a step further – we’re always working on how we can do better at delighting and entertaining searchers with products built around […]

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New Ticker and Athlete Suggestions for Yahoo! Finance and Sports Search

  • Posted October 14th, 2010 at 11:10 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

Ready for another earnings season? Yahoo! Finance Search is introducing a new feature for investors on the prowl for next big investment opportunity. When you enter tickers or company names in the search box, you may now find a new “Related Tickers” module in the left-side of your search result page for select queries. This […]

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Shedding Light on Search Statistics

  • Posted October 13th, 2010 at 1:10 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

There’s no doubt that the Search landscape is changing dramatically. However, there are many different perspectives about how it is changing and what those changes mean to advertisers, investors, and ultimately to consumers.  With products like Google Instant in the market, it’s more important than ever to understand how third-parties measure search queries and be […]

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Explore Interesting, Personal Photos on Yahoo! Search

Following up on our announcement of new Yahoo! Search enhancements, I’m excited to tell you more about how you can use our new Yahoo! Image Search. As we mentioned, we now feature slideshows as a part of Yahoo! Image Search results with a cool “theater mode” experience for you to sit back and enjoy images. […]

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Web Search for Smartphones

  • Posted October 11th, 2010 at 3:30 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Mobile

Most of us start our internet sessions with a web search. On smartphones, however, most people start their web browsing activities by first opening a favorite app. One of the reasons people love their apps is that they offer concise and actionable information through an interaction experience that is uniquely mobile. At Yahoo! Search, we’ve […]

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Coming Soon – Yahoo! Search BOSS V2: A Paid Service with Web, Images, and News

  • Posted October 8th, 2010 at 7:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: BOSS

We are pleased to announce new details about Yahoo! Search BOSS.  Early in 2011, BOSS will transition to a paid model and we will round out the new version with monetization options and advanced security access (oAuth). In 2008, Yahoo! launched BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service) to provide developers a way to leverage Yahoo!’s […]

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Discover More with New Yahoo! Search Experiences

  • Posted October 6th, 2010 at 9:00 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

Today Yahoo! Search is launching the first in a series of search enhancements that will bring you more news and more entertainment in one place. You saw a preview of some of these features last month – today we are rolling them out with even more updates that build on Yahoo!’s recent contextual search innovations […]

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