Yahoo launched its mobile internet services


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For the booming market of mobile internet, not only hardware industries, but also many online service providers actively try to grab this market. Yahoo, with monthly 500 million unique visitors not only want be a world biggest global internet portal, but also try to be the integrator of online services and make internet users rely on it completely

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During April this year, yahoo announced its new personalised mobile homepage with combination of oneSearch, oneConnect and onePlace which these three online services are used as the search engine, social network and LBS (Location Based Service) for the individual.

According with their own personal preferences and needs, users can add various internet services (including services not belong to Yahoo) into their own homepage, and this service is able to support more than 300 kinds of devices.

Support hundreds of different devices

Marc Davis, Yahoo Chief live action Scientist explains its core strategy of mobile communication:

“We will not focus on hardware or operating system development, but to create a platform, a layer to provide services for thousands business and industries.”

For Yahoo, the “size” is obviously the focus of considerations, and through the strategy of use universal platform to achieve the purpose of provide services for global users. Davis said that Yahoo’s software will be covered by the mobile browser and application software (client) to support for hundreds of different devices.

Yahoo said: through the centralized management strategy by the new executive director Carol Barts, we greatly reduce the time for new product development. And for Asian market, Barts is full of confidence:

“The next five years, there will be masses of users come from Asia this emerging market.”

Now this area is either on the turning point of pc based internet to mobile based internet, or have the low rate of computer penetration. In comparison to Europe and the United States, Many Asia industries still not ready to transfer their advertising budget from traditional media to the internet, which also represents the great potential of the Internet advertising market to be developed in future.

Edited By Henry Lu

US February portal sites rank released, Yahoo takes the leading position


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According to the latest statistic report from Hitwise, a well-known market research agency, Yahoo ranked first in market share among top ten portal sites in US, its market share has reached 60.47%.Moreover, and the total market share of Yahoo Company can be nearly 70% in portal sites market. With that of My Yahoo! which ranked third.

This number is very considerable. It indicated that Yahoo portal business is still very stable; its leading position is unshakable even after going through a period of disorder reform time.

MSN from Microsoft ranked second, the market share of MSN was 19.22%. My Yahoo! occupied 7.3% market share and take the third position while AOL, which used to be very popular only ranked fourth with 4.33% market share. None of the following portal sites includes Mail com, My MSN, can reach 1% market share. Therefore, although they are still in the list, none of they will be able to challenge the status of top three sites including Yahoo.

Edited By Vicky Yin

Power of the portal website


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Web portal is a do-all, mega Website providing search engines, e-mail, blog, forums, shopping malls, etc. For examples: Yahoo, AOL are the well known web portal which provides users great range of information and services.

Everyone wants to have the portal website with large amount of user traffic. Web Portal bridges the gap across the internet and attracts internet browsers from all walks of life.

We can catalogue all the current web portal into 2 types: The vertical web portals; those specialized in only certain industries, and horizontal web portals, those applicable across multiple industries. Vertical web portal is a portal specialized on certain catalogue, and provides deep information and services regarding to it, for example, the on-online shopping portal Amazon(www.amazon.com). Horizontal web portal, like Yahoo(www.yahoo.com) in other hand, can includes catalogue with great variety, and offer user much wider information and led them to any unexpected internet world.

Goldman Sachs, the famous Wall St invest bank concludes the 6C golden Rules to develop a successful Web Portal, there are:

Connectivity
– Web portal should have the broad external links to other good website.

Context
– Well organized Context for user to find right information.

Content
– Good quality content to catch user’s eye.

Commerce
– E-Commerce to offer user the e-business service.

Communication
– Online communication to offers user email, or on-line chatting service
like ICQ.

Community
– Web 2.0 design to offer social network service like blog for the community.

For both vertical and horizontal web portal, the 6C rule should be its design standard to build a powerful and popular website as portal leads users to the beautiful internet world.

Edited By Henry Lu

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