Yahoo teams up with Oracle to promote Yahoo search alongside future updates to Oracle’s Java technology which runs on most PCs and also improved Yahoo Mobile Search. Oracle has long gained from Java by stuffing software into the update installation process, including virus scanners from McAfee and the Ask.com toolbar. The options to install the unwanted software are normally checked off by default and users end up with installing unwanted software unknowingly unless they carefully read each step of the installation process.
What Yahoo Mobile Search will offer?
Andrew Poon, Vice President, Product Management at Yahoo said in a company blog post “We know when you’re on the go, you’re often searching for a specific piece of information. So rather than delivering endless links for you to sift through on a small screen, we beautifully assemble the most relevant information in a way that allows you to take action right away.”
Yahoo officials said “we have definitely made sure that our onboarding process is one that is highly transparent and gives users choice.” Users who don’t wish to install the Yahoo Search can uncheck the box while updating the Java application. Yahoo’s move to team up with Oracle will certainly help Yahoo to get its search engine onto more browsers.
To improve the user’s overall search experience, Yahoo Mobile Search will now be showing assembled search results rather than giving various links, specifically when a user in on the move and is searching for a specific location. The search results will also show the videos, news, images and other added content related to the search on top.
To test the new Yahoo Mobile Search, users would have to navigate to search.yahoo.com from their mobile devices. Starting this month, when users will be prompted to update to the next version of Java, they’ll be asked if they want to make Yahoo their default search engine on Internet Explorer and Chrome.