Last night Yahoo introduced Axis, a browser extension/ mobile app designed to turbo-boost Internet searching. It's a bold new front in the Search Wars. But it was accompanied by another, less savoury release, discovered by Nik Cubrilovic, an Australian entrepreneur:Â Yahoo accidentally leaked its private encryption key for the Chrome version. This is part of the certificate that secure websites and browser extension bear to prove that they're legitimately software created by who you believe to be true. The exposure of the certificate could allow a malicious coder to release code masquerading as a legitimate Yahoo app but carry out whatever data-scraping or other instructions the coder desired. Yahoo quickly apologized, and released a new version for Chrome that does not contain the offending certificate data, but the implications of the slip have yet to be concluded.
Today Yahoo!Â launched Yahoo! AxisÂ a whole new way to search and browse the Web across any deviceâ€”Yahoo! Axis. Itâ€™s an innovative new mobile browser and desktop plug-in that gives people visual search results (as they type), ultimately providing a more direct path to whatever theyâ€™re looking for online. Think of it as a personal companion for your daily explorations of the Web.
You can download Axis as a standalone mobile browser for your Apple iOS devices here, and for major, HTML5 enabled desktop browsers, you can download the desktop plug-in here. Check out our video that walks you through how Axis saves you time whether on the desktop, mobile or tablet device.
Yahoo! Axis comes equipped with handy features that unify searching and browsing.Â For example, our one-step search lets you preview and interact with visual search results without ever leaving the page youâ€™re on. Itâ€™s the end of the back button! And our instant answers show the information you want as you type common searches like finding movie times, sports scores, stock prices and more.
Axis also includes a personalized home page that contains your most recently visited sites, bookmarks and articles you plan to read later. This personalized home page stays with you across your desktop, iPad and iPhone, keeping whatâ€™s important to you in one easy, centralized spot. No matter what device you started on, you can easily pick up where you left off when you switch devices.
Axis even has a few bonus features for iPhone and iPad users, like simple swiping to quickly get from one search result to the next, a bar that combines the search box and address bars into one, and sharing so you can easily post any page youâ€™re viewing to Twitter or Pinterest.
This is a big day for Yahoo! Messenger. Yahoo! announced that theyâ€™ve opened up the Yahoo! Messenger platform for developers. This exciting SDK will allow developers to use the Yahoo! Messenger platform to create innovative new applications and services.
An update on the Yahoo! Messenger API: This is taking a little longer than Yahoo! think â€“ Yahoo! have some last mile details to take care of but they are committed to launching the new Yahoo Messenger API very soon.
Let me say that they are really excited about the response and enthusiasm that theyâ€™ve received around the opening of the platform behind our popular Yahoo! Messenger service. The team is working hard to make sure that these new APIs meet your expectations, that they are as simple as possible, and that they contain all the key features you need to develop great applications and services. Continue reading
Android phone owners, the wait is over! Today marks the debut of Yahoo! Messenger App for Android, alongside the new Yahoo! Mail for Android.
With the availability of Yahooâ€™s world-class Yahoo! Messenger services for Android, theyâ€™re making it easier than ever for users to access fast, reliable, and feature-rich Yahoo! experiences on one of the fastest growing platforms in the market.
Yahoo! Messenger Android App is available for download via the Android Market globally, and support OS 2.0 or higher, including the popular Motorola Droid, HTC Incredible, Google Nexus One.
Today, Yahoo! released their first wave of new Android and HTML5 products, including Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger apps for Android, a new Android widget for Yahoo! Search, and Yahooâ€™s amazing HTML5-powered Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! News experiences for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. Complete product details can be found on the Yahoo! Mobile Blog here.
Dudley Wong the product manager announced that Yahoo! will soon open up the platform behind the popular Yahoo! Messenger service. This is big news. If you havenâ€™t used Yahoo! Messenger, youâ€™re in for a treat. Yahoo! Messenger is the premier instant messaging (IM) platform, used on a wide variety of desktop and mobile clients. Millions of users throughout the world already depend on Yahoo! Messenger to manage their social contacts, group lists, and presence information; hold real-time instant communications; and perform data transfer to and from contacts throughout the world. All, well â€” instantly, as its name says.