The newly revamped Yahoo home page, which will debut today in the US, is supposed to make it easier for users to see what’s happening in other popular sites.
The move is part of an overhaul aimed “at recapturing some of the buzz that Yahoo has lost to increasingly popular online hangouts like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter,” AP reports.
The retooled page will be available in United Kingdom, India and France later this week. It will be introduced to the rest of the world during the next year. This is the biggest change to Yahoo’s front page since its launching fifteen years ago. The last time the Yahoo homepage was overhauled was in 2006.
The new home page will now feature a “My Favorites” section which allows users to plant a variety of apps from other Web sites. Some of the 65 apps initially available on Yahoo’s new page include email services from Google Inc. and AOL, Facebook and MySpace. A Twitter app will soon be available too.
With these apps, users can now get a glimpse of what’s happening in the sites without having to leave Yahoo.
What’s even more better is that the preferences that are set in a user’s computer can also be transferred to appear on mobile phones and other handheld devices.