Yahoo introduced new Search enhancements that will help millions of people be entertained, productive, and informed anywhere they are across Yahoo!. The new Yahoo! Search features will help people get to the entertainment and news content they care about on all connected devices – and do more with the things they find. To start using the new enhancements, go to Yahoo.com and search for your topics. New features are already rolled out to Search users across the U.S., and Yahoo! expects to launch them for additional global markets in 2011.
The features include 3D multifaceted results and tools that let people:
Intelligent shortcuts for movies, musical artists, celebrities and news topics conveniently organize the most important details such as images, articles, videos, tweets, event listings, and ratings.
Find favorite movies and TV shows – The first in a series of unique “quick apps” from Yahoo! Search, a new Web app for Netflix provides an easy way for Netflix members to add DVDs to their Queue right from the Search results page. Additionally, members can start to instantly watch movies and TV shows with one click on the app’s “play” button.
Yahoo displays image slideshows right above the standard results for interesting topics from Yahoo!’s Trending Now lists on Yahoo.com and elsewhere.
Yahoo! Image Search delivers engaging slideshows with public photos from Flickr and Yahoo!’s leading content sites, as well as the ability for people to view personally meaningful public Facebook albums from friends when they sign-in and connect their Yahoo! accounts to Facebook.
Android and iPhone users can now get faster, more sophisticated Search results, thanks to the latest HTML5 technology. Rich content on entertainment, finance, and local topics is surfaced in more unique and compelling ways for high-end mobile devices.
The Hindu Business Line reports that, the new Yahoo! experience would be richer, personalised and easier. The innovations would span the desktop and mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone, the Android and smart phones. The iPad would get a special Yahoo! home page that is different from that for the computer. The smart and mobile devices would get personally relevant information. Yahoo! mail and Messenger would get sleeker, easier to organise and navigate and would be linked better with Facebook or Twitter.