Yahoo testing new Windows 8-like home page design

Is Yahoo getting ready to launch a new design for its home page? That's the claim from a new report, complete with screenshots of the new layout that looks a bit like the "Metro" design of Microsoft's Windows 8. was sent screenshots of the new Yahoo home page, which uses the square and rectangle tile approach that Windows 8 users of the Start screen are now very familiar with. Even the arrows designed to move the tiles left and right on the prototype Yahoo home page look a bit like the ones found in the Windows 8 UI.

Yahoo already has a touch screen friendly website home page layout, but that one only shows up if you access the page via Apple's iPad. It's possible that Yahoo is looking to expand its horizons now that Windows 8 is not only out in the open but already being used by millions of PC owners.

Yahoo has yet to comment on when, or even if, they plan to launch a new home page revamp, and it's more than possible that the design shown above could be changed or tweaked before going live. Yahoo and Microsoft already have a partnership going, with Yahoo using Microsoft's Bing search engine for its search results.

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