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Yahoo Glue Pages (Beta) Released in India

3:26 pm on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo has chosen India for the beta test of its new search concept that aggregates text, images, and video results on a single results page.

The Glue Pages Beta currently works for select search terms across select categories such as health, sports, entertainment, travel, technology, and finance.

Glue Pages results are displayed alongside the usual Yahoo India search results.

India was selected for the beta of Glue Pages because it is an important market for Yahoo, has a growing number of new users, plentiful local content, and a large number of developers who can develop applications around Yahoo's technologies, said Tapan Bhat, a senior vice president at Yahoo, Thursday.

Yahoo Glue Pages (Beta) Released in India [pcworld.com]

4:35 pm on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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its amazing... its awesome.... Yahoo is alive and its a great show of artificial intelligence (AI)

search for a person - sachin tendulkar
search for a city - mumbai
search for entertainment - lyrics

its awesome AI


9:39 pm on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I think it's a bit kack.... still the same old crappy search results followed by more rubbish on the searches i tried... nice idea.. watch G nick that one but with better results and ideas to go on top.
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You can say that again.

Searching for "mumbai", the info it brought up looks like a big ad and immediately my eyes galzed right past it and continued on downward.

11:59 pm on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I personally like it. For the type of searches I tried (city names, actors, music artist) I ignored the normal results and only focused on the others. If I search a simple thing like those I very much prefer to be shown directly those types of results rather then text.
I also tried searching for footbal clubs, it's great!

[edited by: Sztraik at 12:00 am (utc) on May 9, 2008]

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I use a search engine to find something... not a hundred possibilities of what I am looking for. Too harsh?
1:35 pm on May 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I love it. I did a search on mumbai <url removed> and love the results. Mumbai is such a broad search, you could be looking for just about anything and that is what this page gives you...lots of direction. There are the natural search results, a Wikipedia box with a description of Mubai as well as some quick facts, a Destination Guide which includes the best time to visit Mumbai, train schedules, news, pictures, blogs, and restaurants. Just about any direction I could want to go on from that generic search term. I would like to see the headings for the boxes in the initial search result (News: Mumbai) spawn a new, more specific search result.

[edited by: tedster at 7:15 pm (utc) on May 9, 2008]

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I'm with sandpetra on this one. I don't mind if they add these results in some clever way but I expect the search to give me back what I was looking for and not a guess (ex. if I wanted a pic I would have searched for it).
4:04 pm on May 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I like it... will they roll this out everywhere soon?

Seems like an ideal alternative when you need the info... without clicking through *grin*

no, I mean it.
I hope they'll introduce this everywhere, and do so before their ... uh... shareholders get them.

2:04 am on May 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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On the one hand, it's kind of this shotgun approach to serving up results. One of those "here's everything we can possibly think of related to this term."

That being said, I like it too. The results make better use of the space.