After Google’s “place search” addition to its local search,now its turn for Yahoo.Yahoo going to introduce local search for mobile users.Though its in beta version and you can get the most relevant local data from this search.
Yahoo is trying to provide best local search result.Irv Henderson, Vice President of Product Management for Yahoo Mobile and Connected Devices says that top features will be
“Top features include:
- Local News and Information – delivering relevant hyper-local neighborhood and city content created by the community, local publishers, and Yahoo! editors as well as content from the best local blogs and newspapers
- Saving Money in Your Area – we’re integrating our recently launched Local Offers program to deliver the best locally relevant offers from nearby spas, restaurants and retailers so you save cash while you support local businesses
- Powerful Technology – our geo-informatics and content enrichment platforms identify and geo-tag every news story that appears on every page down to the neighborhood level”
Lets we have to wait & see that how much better and refined local search result we will get.The new Yahoo local search for mobi devices in introduced for 30 neighborhoods only in the U.S., including San Francisco, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Brooklyn, NY as well as Birmingham, Ferndale, and Royal Oak in Michigan.
You can take trial from your PC or mobi devices here :http://beta.local.yahoo.com.