Yahoo Gets Some Search Updates

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Yahoo has been making a lot of product announcements this week. First it announced a new homepage and mobile app, then some enhancements to Yahoo Mail.

Now, the company is announcing some search updates in time for some big events (the Super Bowl, the primaries, and the Oscars).

Yahoo's Paul Yiu explains, "Now, with a quick search for the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos, you can see past score and schedule information, find the top performing players, and check out their entire roster, complete with current stats. Just click on an athlete, like Cam Newton, to learn more. We’ll even show you the live score as the two teams face off next weekend. And if you’re looking for a Golden State Warriors update, getting ready for MLB season or just want to learn more about the NHL, we’ve got you covered! Yahoo Search shows you the information you want for the “Big Four” and all major soccer leagues."

"Since we know you often search for the latest poll results, how much money a candidate’s campaign has raised and top contributors, we want you to have access to this information without having to search-click, search-click, search," says Yiu. "Without leaving the search results page, a query for a presidential hopeful will bring you this information up front. You can also research a candidate’s stance on big issues like healthcare and national security, to get up to speed and pick the right presidential hopeful in the upcoming primary."

You can search a movie and get showtimes near you, Rotten Tomatoes scores, a description, and recommendations for other movies.

More on Yahoo's new homepage features here.

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Chris Crum
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