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Yandex Releases Its New ‘Islands’ Search Results In Beta

Yandex recently announced its new search results concept – interactive snippets called “Islands”. This is part of a redesigned search results page. We last reported on it here. Today, the company announced the release of Islands in beta. The feature is now available to users in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. “In May we announced the concept of Islands, which allows …

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New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad

Back at Google I/O, Google revealed it’s big new Google Maps redesign. Last week, the company announced the new look and features for Android, and now has launched them for iOS. The update includes enhanced search and navigation features, and a tablet-specific Maps experience for iPad users (the Android release also has a Tablet-dedicated version). “A dedicated tablet design brings …

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Yahoo Mail Still Frustrates Users A Month After Switch

Last month, Yahoo finally killed Yahoo Mail Classic, about six months after launching a major redesign for Yahoo Mail. During most of the first half of the year, users still had the option to use the old version, but starting the week of June 3rd, older versions went away, forcing users to use the redesigned experience. No big deal right? …

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Google Makes Navigation Changes To Webmaster Tools

Google has launched a new navigation design for Webmaster Tools in an effort to make frequently used features easier to access. The design organizes features into groups that match “the stages of search,” as Google puts it. These are: Crawl, Google Index, Search Traffic and Search Appearance. Crawl shows you info about how Google discovers and crawls your content, including …

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Yahoo News Gets A Redesign To Go With New Homepage

Yahoo continues to push out redesigns of its major properties. In recent months, we’ve seen the company release new versions of its homepage, search results page and Yahoo Mail Now, it’s Yahoo News’ turn. “Just like with the new Yahoo! homepage we announced in February, Yahoo! is continuing to personalize the user experience with the launch of a newly designed …

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Google Groups Gets An Update, Proving Google Still Cares

Google announced today that it is retiring the old Google Groups interface, and is making the new one available to everyone. The company has been busy updating the product over the past year, and now all users can experience the fruits of the company’s labor. “One of the recently improved features is the ability to create an inbox that allows …

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New Myspace Launches Out Of Beta, Comes With iOS App

Myspace announced today that it is bringing its recently redesigned service out of beta, as well as launching a new mobile app for iOS. If you haven’t checked out the desktop redesign yet, you can see Josh Wolford’s extensive walkthrough here. “The magic of Myspace has always been at the intersection of creative expression, community, promotion, and discovery,” said Myspace …

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A Lot Of People Seem To Have A Problem With The New Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail Classic is now dead. Yahoo Mail users, as of Monday, no longer have the option of using the old version, and must instead use the new version, which Yahoo reminds them, serves ads based on the content of their emails, much like Google’s Gmail has always done. As one might imagine, a lot of users are less than …

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Yahoo Redesigns Search Results Page

Yahoo announced today that it is rolling out a new design for its search results pages in the U.S. This includes a somewhat Google-like navigation bar. Here’s the before: And the after: “When it comes to search, nothing should stand between you and your results,” says Laurie Mann, Yahoo’s SVP, Search. “That’s why we’ve placed search results higher on the …

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Blekko Gets A Big Redesign

Alternative search engine Blekko announced the launch of a major site redesign today. The design leverages the API the company built for its mobile app izik, and breaks search results down into categories, offering curated results from “verified” sources of content. Search results pages also now include more results per page. “Blekko’s new search results page will move away from …

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Flickr Now Offers a Terabyte of Storage, New Photo-Rich Interface

Just one day after Yahoo announced that former Googler Marissa Mayer would be taking the reigns as the new CEO, the internet rose up with its first request: Please make Flickr awesome again. Ever since Yahoo acquired the photo-sharing service back in 2005, users have dropped off and the quality of the experience has gone down – at least according …

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Google Maps Is Probably About To Look Like This. Improvement?

Google could be getting ready to unleash a massive redesign for one of its most beloved products – Google Maps. While reports are unconfirmed, it’s looking like the company may soon implement some major changes. Do you think Google Maps needs a redesign or should they leave it how it is? Let us know what you think in the comments. …

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