Yahoo upgrades its e-mail, searches
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo’s coming attractions include face lifts for its e-mail service and Internet search results.
The changes, outlined yesterday, are part of Yahoo Inc.’s latest attempt to lure back Web surfers who have been spending more time at Internet hot spots such as Facebook and leaning more heavily on Google Inc.’s e-mail and search services.
The e-mail upgrade is supposed to make Yahoo’s inbox twice as fast. It will also let users send the short messages known as “tweets’’ directly to their Twitter accounts from the mail service. The new features will be available this fall.
Yahoo will try to distinguish its search results from its technology provider, Microsoft Corp., by offering key information in a capsule that will be highlighted above links to other sites.