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 such as the “Infinite Browse” module on Yahoo! News.

This video demonstrates the new and improved news and entertainment shortcuts on Yahoo! Search. With these shortcuts, you can watch movie trailers, listen to songs from an album, see the latest photos, and read the latest tweets about certain topics. We’re creating a search experience that, instead of merely presenting you with a simple list of results, lets you discover important, relevant information and get things done right after you search.

For example, when you search for a movie or a touring musician, you can buy movie or concert tickets for local venues from the search results page, or use our QuickApp for Netflix to put movies in your Netflix Queue. Try searching for the movie, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and you’ll see the entertainment shortcut with all the information you need about the film.

We’ve also enhanced web search for iPhones and Android devices with richer, better organized results that leverage HTML5 technology. If you have one of these smartphones, go to m.yahoo.com on your mobile web browser to try searching for a stock quote or a local business listing.

Our enhanced Trending Now list on Yahoo.com now takes you to slideshows for select topics that are spiking on the web. We’ve also added a slideshow feature to our image search, where you’ll see slideshows of images from your friend’s public Facebook albums after connecting your Facebook and Yahoo! accounts. These slideshows will also feature public images from Yahoo!’s content sites and from Flickr.

These are just a few of the features we’re launching this fall, and we’ll share more details in the coming weeks. We’re here to keep you entertained, productive, and informed so we hope you enjoy these new search experiences. It’s been less than two months since we integrated the Microsoft search platform for organic listings here at search.yahoo.com. We’ve been working hard to improve the quality and relevance for key topic areas on Yahoo! Search, including shopping and local results.

We look forward to showing you more of what we’ve been up to. Stay tuned.

Shashi Seth
SVP, Yahoo! Search & Marketplaces

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