Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Looking for Filipina in Yahoo oneSearch

Last week, I shared my Yahoo oneSearch experience in Sun.Star. I'm republishing it here with additional information and pictures to explain it.

I find it convenient being able to search for information through it. As the application was customized for the mobile phone, results appear quickly using Globe’s mobile Internet.

Search engine results that appear shows local Globe content, websites, mobile sites and pictures. I think it would be great if the results can be customized to show blogs too.

I was able to try the customized Yahoo Go service. Once set-up, you’ll be able to do oneSearch, Yahoo Mail, view Flickr photos and various news.

My only concern with its Yahoo Mail service is that I don’t have the option of deleting an email without reading it.

The Flickr service is especially useful for storing product or design pictures. I have some bead jewelry hobby designs stored there and it was nice to view them from the mobile phone and show it to a friend. Product design sales people will certainly appreciate that convenience especially if they work with other design peers too.

You can access Yahoo oneSearch through myGlobe wapsite or Gamezone wapsite. They charge P0.075/kb for data traffic during the promo period that will end on September 20, 2007. For external sites, regular browsing rates shall apply at P0.15/kb.

During the launch, I was able to talk to Jason Coates of Yahoo. It seems that the thrust of the company is to make its portal, Yahoo.com, a one-stop site for Internet users with varying needs, especially the new ones and non-technical Internet user.

It will also come up with improved services such as Yahoo Answers to make information gathering interactive.

1 comment:

james said...

Have you tried oneSearch on Smart? It's as fast and even cheaper. At Php10 per 30 minutes. With Globe's rate, you spend Php7.50 for a merely 1MB transfer. Could you post a review comparing the two telco using Yahoo! Go? Thanks!