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If you thought yahoo will go down without a fight then you are wrong. This week saw the launch of their new search browser, Yahoo Axis.
Recently, we published an article on how it is rumored that the union between Microsoft and Yahoo could be coming to a premature end. Many experts said this development could see the demise of internet search business at Yahoo.
Little did we know what Yahoo had up its sleeves; this is the kind of innovation that Yahoo needs to employ in their business culture on a continuous basis. Whether Yahoo axis works or not time only time will tell but I think they are moving in the right direction.
Let me bring you into the loop with what pundits say could be the beginning of the rise of Yahoo search. In the world we live today the use of mobile devices is on the increase. In fact, webmasters and bloggers need to have sites which can adapt to mobile technology.
Before you buy a template for your website, ensure it is mobile friendly. This means it should be tailor made to fit small screens like smart phones, iTouch and iPads. Recent studies show that search done on mobile devices especially iPad has increased by 10% and the figure is rising.
Yahoo has seen this potential and has therefore launched a mobile friendly browser that integrates with iPhones and iPads. On their blog, Yahoo said that the Axis browser can also be used on a desktop.
The one feature that will definitely make this browser stand out is the capability to present a seamless flow between devices.
You could be the type of people who are always on the move and therefore you would want to move from working on your laptop to your Smartphone with ease.
Now with the Yahoo Axis browser, you will be able to carry on from one device to another and still carry on with what you were doing. This means if you were reading a blog post and had to leave your house, you will not need to search for the blog post again on your iPad.
With the help of Axis, devices would be able to recognize our activity thus enable us carry on from where we had left. These are not my words but they are words used by Yahoo to show the power of their new and exciting invention.
About Yahoo Axis Browser
The Axis browser comes as an add-on feature on your computer that helps in searching the internet. It integrates perfectly with iSO applications making search an exciting experience.
It has to be noted that the Axis user interface is very striking and user friendly. If you install the browser on your desktop you will get a sliding panel when you open yahoo. This panel can be placed vertically or horizontally.
Once you do a search on the search box appearing on the panel, result will appear in thumbnail format. This is taking us way from viewing results by links and snippets.
Normally, search engines show results in text format but on Yahoo axis the results are in picture format. As you all know, people are more likely to click on images than they are with text.
If you happen to be using a smart phone you will notice just how yahoo took time to make scrolling seamless with Axis. Once the results populate you just need to swipe right or left in order to move to the next page or to the previous page respectively.
It is also amazing how the browser can be set to enable viewing on a desktop computer screen as well as iPad and iPhone.
It has been noted that there are variations in performance when you use Axis on an iPad and iPhone. The response time is very fast on iPad while on the new iPhone 4S it delays.
As I mentioned before, the new yahoo browser may not be all that and it may need to be worked on some more, but one thing is for sure, Yahoo is on the right track. What they have done is breathe new life to internet search business.
With this innovative search interface, Yahoo may slowly move people from the normal and familiar way of view search results. Already people are talking of how Axis appears slick on an iPad and that should come as good news to Yahoo.
Generally, images slow down the loading time of pages but astonishingly Yahoo axis loads so fast. As the browser populates results, pages load almost instantly although this will also depend on your internet connection.
There is still a lot Yahoo needs to work on since the Axis browser is slow when it comes to desktop screens.
People who are keen on appearance or leisure browsing will definitely love Yahoo Axis. As for serious folk, the normal search interface would be appropriate.
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What next for Yahoo:
Yahoo has been in the search industry for a long time now and many people have grown to love the company. It is sad to see the mismanagement that is going on in the company and my hope is that they will sort the mess once and for all.
We still remember how more than 2000 employees lost their jobs. Our hope is now that Yahoo seems to be getting its act together; they should go a step further and motivate their employees to come up with even better innovations.
The launch of their new browser should be a mark of a new beginning that will help take Yahoo back to the days when they were a powerhouse.
It must be noted that for a first time release, Yahoo Axis is really impressive. For sure they will come with frequent updates that will improve the browser thus offer even better surfing experience.
The world is fast moving towards mobile usage and Yahoo now has a chance to gain market share in iSO. Whether Google and Bing will counter Yahoo’s move and come up with a new browser, only time will tell.
Do you think the new Yahoo Axis browser would work for you? Are you likely to move from Google search to Yahoo just because of this new Axis browser? Post your views in the comment section below.
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