Yahoo Trumpets Mobile Access

Web portal expands portable handset functionality
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2008 3:46 PM CST
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang gives a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Yahoo is moving to expand the reach of its services with new software designed for mobile devices, CEO Jerry Yang said yesterday as he vowed to "get Yahoo yodeling again." Dubbed Yahoo Go 3.0, the software aims to provide users with access to the usual weather and news, as well as Yahoo-specific services like Flickr and Yahoo Mail, CNET reports.

Users who can't run the full version of Go will be able to run its widget apps on any device with an HTML-compatible browser. "We are increasing their reach ten-fold," said another Yahoo exec. Yahoo Go is still currently in beta testing. "This is more of a concept demonstration," said Yang.