Yahoo debuts personalized search

Yahoo introduced a personal search feature Wednesday, expanding its drive to offer made-to-order online services to consumers and answering the release of similar tools by rival Google.

The Internet giant said the beta, or test, version of My Web, available at the company's site, was built using technology that first debuted in October with its search history product. The goal of the personalized tool is to let Yahoo users archive their search activity and results, and then share that information with other people if they choose to, the company said. The search capability will also find its way into Yahoo's browser toolbar. Yahoo is touting the integration of the search tools with its e-mail, instant messaging and personal networking applications as a major benefit of the technology.

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News source: C|Net News.com

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