Yahoo overhauls its search engine for mobile devices

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Many people today use their mobile phones as their primary means of getting online and searching the web, especially in Asia and countries that have traditionally been slower to roll out broadband.

Yahoo obviously knows the value of mobile, as it has just updated its mobile search engine to place images, videos and reviews in the spotlight.

Yahoo overhauls mobile search

The changes were announced in a blog post by Andrew Poon, Yahoo’s vice president of product management, and the change is intended to make Yahoo Search more immediately helpful in the context of your search query.

Poon said: “We know when you’re on the go, you’re often searching for a specific piece of information. So rather than delivering endless links for you to sift through on a small screen, we beautifully assemble the most relevant information in a way that allows you to take action right away”.

The capabilities that were announced today will go into effect for mobile browsers such as Safari and Chrome. To use it on your smartphone, just open your browser, type search.yahoo.com and then enter your search terms as normal.

Of course, the company also suggest that you set Yahoo as the default search engine on your mobile browser by going to the settings and then selecting Yahoo.

Do you use Yahoo, or do you prefer other search engines such as Google? Let us know in the comments below if you’ve tried out Yahoo’s new mobile search and whether it’s up to scratch.

SOURCE: The Next Web.

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