Sunday, October 21, 2007

Yahoo Inc. upgrades search engine

Wed, 03 Oct 2007 20:47:40
The Sunnyvale-based Company Yahoo Inc. has upgraded and retooled its online search engine in a bid to make it more helpful and powerful.

According to AP, Yahoo's new search engine provides a list of related concepts as a user types into the query box. Moreover, the engine offers more links to photos, videos and music on the main results page.

The search engine also highlights local events in relevance to the request by gathering information from Yahoo's calendar service and

The similarity of the new features with Google's recently introduced improvements has made many assume Yahoo is simply trying to catch up instead of taking the next technological leap.

Between June 2000 and May 2004, Yahoo relied on Google to power its search engine. This transformed the once-smaller rival into a juggernaut that now fields more than half of the search requests on the Web.

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