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Friday, March 20, 2009

Yahoo! Introduced Instant Visual Results For IE8

image Yahoo! Search team announced the introduction of instant visual results under the search box for the Yahoo! optimized version of the new Internet Explorer 8. Instant visual results are rolling out in three categories: Weather, Movie Reviews and Showtimes, and Stock Quotes.

When you type a query from any of these three categories in Internet Explorer 8, instant visual results will appear with related information. For example, when you search for “weather Santa Clara, CA,” a three-day weather forecast for the area appears right below the search box.


Try searching for the following examples to see for yourself:

  • “Yhoo” or “Quote Yahoo”

    Instant visual results display the current stock chart for Yahoo!.

  • “Movie Taken”

    See movie synopsis and critic/user ratings.

  • “Movie Slumdog Millionaire Santa Clara, CA”

    See local show times, synopsis, and ratings.

Users will also continue to get instant text suggestions below the visual suggestions with Yahoo! Search Assist.

You can download a Yahoo! optimized version of Internet Explorer 8 to check out this new feature.

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