Yahoo says its redesigned Web search engine is easier to use, faster


Working to instill a more uniform design throughout its Web services, Yahoo on Wednesday unveiled a new look for its Web search engine that resembles the homepage redesign the company introduced earlier this year.

The company said the renovated Yahoo search makes it easier for users to get the information they want by placing search results higher on the page than they were previously located. Yahoo has also improved the infrastructure of its search website so search results will load faster than before.

Additionally, Yahoo has added a new navigation bar at the top of the page so users can find use other Yahoo Web services. The company said this feature will roll out to other Yahoo services over time.


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The company announced the Yahoo Search redesign on its Tumblr account, where it also included an animated GIF that compares the old version of Yahoo Search with the new one that launched Wednesday.

The Yahoo search redesign is the latest major change at the company since Marissa Mayer took over as chief executive almost one year ago.

Most recently, Mayer acquired Tumblr, a popular social network with teens and young adults, for more than $1 billion and Yahoo also gave a major redesign to Flickr, its photo-sharing social network.


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