Yahoo Begins Send Search Results via SMS

Starting today, Yahoo! Local is the first major site to offer users the ability to quickly and easily send their search results from their PC directly to their smartphone or mobile device.

This new service is freely available across all the major US wireless carriers - Cingular/AT&T Wireless, Verizon, Sprint/Nextel and T-Mobile - excluding carrier SMS fees.

Consumers can now click to send a text message with the business name, phone number, address and cross-street of their Yahoo! Local search results directly to their SMS enabled phone. Many consumers will even be able to call the business number directly from the text message. This new ability builds upon the successful launch of Yahoo! Search for Mobile and Yahoo! Local for Mobile across several major US carriers late last year.

By implementing this service via text messaging, the most widely used data application with more than 70% penetration across carriers (Telephia, 8/04), and simultaneously launching across all the major carriers Yahoo! has cast the broadest net possible to make it easy for millions of consumers to take their search results with them on the go. This launch supports Yahoo!'s focus on extending its key services beyond the desktop letting consumers take Yahoo! with them on the go. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet destination worldwide, the top website accessed via the wireless internet (Telephia, 8/04) and the No. 1 destination for people looking for local information online (NNR).

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Google lets you search via SMS

honus @ 1/27/2005 1:57:24 PM # Q
Send and receive results via SMS

RE: Google lets you search via SMS
Doo @ 1/27/2005 2:13:43 PM # Q
"When will new features be added?"


Check the end. It's not deployed.

RE: Google lets you search via SMS
GenericMan @ 1/27/2005 2:14:07 PM # Q
Not quite the same thing. Google lets you actually search using SMS, while Yahoo lets you forward a particular search result from your PC's web browser to your mobile phone via SMS.

Google SMS is really slick, though. I like the ability to do price comparisons while I'm standing in a store without paying T-Mobile $5-$20/month for data access. T-Mobile just charges 5 cents per message and Google charges nothing on top of that.

RE: Google lets you search via SMS
honus @ 1/27/2005 4:21:52 PM # Q
It says "When will _new_ features be added?"

What is described is already deployed.

And yes it isn't the same thing. It is more useful since I don't have to be at a PC to start the search.

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We could have had all that

Tamog @ 1/28/2005 11:29:51 AM # Q
while some of you may definitely call this revolutionary tech-we could have that for many years if PalmOne wouldn't have pulled the plug on its Killing the cingular mobtex part of the network was o.k. IMHO(altough quite a stupid move-but I deem the whole .net marketing to be fuxated), but taking the proxies offline without offering the software for developers to create their own proxies to keep the apps going is FELONY on all developers who built their apps baed on the INETlib/whatever! What has become of the PalmSource compatibility promise?
BTW, .net had a huge future IMHO. If the standard would be released openly, other systems could also use the web clipping architecture-and we could still be using our web clippings with our GPRS phones, saving loads of $$$-but thats against the network provider's will!
Just my 2 cents
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